A silver diobol coin from the town of Heraclea in Italy, circa 400 BC
Head of Athena facing right wearing crested helmet decorated with hippocamp (sea horse)
Herakles standing at left fighting lion. Around lion at right in Greek ERAKLEION (pitted and difficult to read)
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.8. Acquired by Eugene von Guerard from "O.C." Previous note says "Found in the NGV safe, about 1904. Does not come from Eugene von Guerard and no earlier record of this piece has yet been found."
Type of item
12 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.2 g (Weight)
BMC. Italy, p. 226 nos 12 ff. SNG ANS part 1 Nos 17- 44 cf Sear.392 but Athena faces right
[Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1873. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy., 226 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
[Book] Sear, David R. 1978. Greek Coins and Their Values, Europe. I., 46 Pages