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 Mar 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
29 mm (Outside Diameter), 34 g (Weight)
BMC Sicily p.187 no.287 Sear 1189
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