A copper coin (Ae.10) from the town of Heraclea in Italy, circa 300 BC
Head of young Herakles facing right (uncertain object in field behind)
From top: H, a bow, club and quiver
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 300 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 L.H. of Frankfurt. 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
10 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.136 g (Weight)
BMC. Italy, p. 234 no. 71 SNG ANS part 2 Nos 113- 115 Sear.618
[Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1873. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy., 234 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
[Book] Sear, David R. 1978. Greek Coins and Their Values, Europe. I., 66 Pages