A copper coin issued by the city of Syracuse, Sicily, after 212 BC
Under Roman rule
Reference: BMC Sicily p.227 No. 691
Die axis: 12
Head of Zeus facing left
Biga driven fast to right by Nike
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 200 BC
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 Mr Sanders of Geelong for 6 pence. Found in the NGV safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904.
Type of item
22 mm (Outside Diameter), 8.883 g (Weight)
BMC Sicily p.227 cf. No. 691 Sear 1229
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