A silver litra (or obol) coin from the town of Rhegium (Rhegion), Italy circa 400 BC
Lion's scalp facing
Olive sprig (of two leaves and two olives) and the Greek letters PH
Rhegium (or Regium, Rhegion; now Reggio) was founded about 720 BC from Chalsis. It is situated on the 'toe' of Italy opposite Messana.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 400 BC
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.10. 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
10 mm (Outside Diameter), 0.752 g (Weight)
BMC. Italy p.376 No. 32 Sear 503
[Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1873. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy., 376 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
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