A copper coin issued by the city of Athens in Attica in the period 117-161 AD
Under Roman rule
Reference: BMC Attica p.93 no.676
Die axis: 06
Head of Athena wearing crested helmet facing left
Athena Promachos standing facing (head missing on this coin) she holds a spear and shield
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.19. Part of a group acquired by Eugene von Guerard from von Haast of New Zealand. This coin was found in the NGV safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904.
Type of item
2 mm (Depth), 21 mm (Outside Diameter), 6.007 g (Weight)
BMC. Attica p.93 no.676
[Book] Head, Barclay V. 1888. Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Attica, Megaris, Aegina., 93 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.