A copper coin from the island Melita (modern Malta), c. 50 BC under Roman Rule
Mint: not recorded
Reference: Sear Vol.2 p.609 No.6592
Die axis: 12
Veiled female head facing left
Curile chair with Latin legend around: C.ARRVNTA [VS BALB PRO P]
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 "Cut.S.S." 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
20 mm (Outside Diameter), 5.126 g (Weight)
Sear Vol.2 p.609 No.6592
[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