A silver Litra coin from the town of Camarina (Kamarina), Sicily, circa 490 BC
Mint: not recorded
Reference: BMC Sicily p.33 No.3
Die axis: 08
Within a wreath Nike flying left above swan
Athena standing to left wearing crested helmet and holding spear, shield rests on ground
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 490 BC
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.11. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Mr Friedlander of Berlin for 2 shillings 6 pence. Coin was found in the NGV safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904.
Type of item
13 mm (Outside Diameter), 0.6 g (Weight)
BMC. Sicily p.33 No.3 Sear 757
[Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1876. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Sicily., 33 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
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