A copper coin issued by the city of Athens in Attica in the period 117-161 AD
Under Roman rule
Reference: BMC Attica p.93 no.676
Die axis: 06
Head of Athena wearing crested helmet facing left
Athena Promachos standing facing (head missing on this coin) she holds a spear and shield
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.19. Part of a group acquired by Eugene von Guerard from von Haast of New Zealand. This coin was found in the NGV safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904.
Type of item
2 mm (Depth), 6.007 g (Weight)
BMC. Attica p.93 no.676
[Book] Head, Barclay V. 1888. Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Attica, Megaris, Aegina., 93 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.