A copper coin from the island Melita (modern Malta), c. 50 BC under Roman Rule
Mint: not recorded
Reference: cf Sear Vol.2 p.609 No.6591
Die axis: 03
Veiled female head facing left
Tripod with hints of legend at sides (should read MELI - TAS but only the T clear)
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 50 BC
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Purchased from Mr. Moul of Collingwood for 1s. 6d. See catalogue vol.1 p.13. Coin was found in an NGV safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904.
Type of item
21 mm (Outside Diameter), 4.615 g (Weight)
Sear Vol.2 p.609 No.6591 but head left
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
[Book] Sear, David R. 1979. Greek Coins and Their Values, Asia and Africa. II., 609 Pages