A copper hexas coin from the town of Segesta, Sicily, struck after 241 BC
Mint: not recorded
Reference: BMC Sicily p.136 No.52
Die axis: 11
Head of the nymph Segesta facing right
Dog / Hound standing facing right, circles above and below (the mark of value)
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 210 BC
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.13. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Mr Friedlander of Berlin for 2 shillings 6 pence. The coin was found with many other von Guerard pieces in the NGV safe, in about 1904. The link to his collection had been lost at that time.
Type of item
16 mm (Outside Diameter), 4.021 g (Weight)
BMC. Sicily p.136 No.52
[Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1876. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Sicily., 136 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.