A copper litra coin issued by the city of Syracuse, Sicily, 344-336 BC
Reference: BMC Sicily p.187 no.287
Die axis: 11
Head of Athena wearing Cotinthian helmet facing left
Two dolphins around a star
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15/3/1976
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.12. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from A.H. of Switzerland for 2 shillings. Found in the NGV safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904.
Type of item
34 g (Weight)
BMC Sicily p.187 no.287 Sear 1189
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