A silver diobol (or 1/6th stater) coin from the town of Poseidonia in Lucania, Italy circa 480 BCE.
Poseidon striding to right holding a trident above his shoulder ready to throw; in field at right in Greek, POSE
Bull walking to right; above in Greek: POSEI
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Lincoln, Eugene von Guerard, 15 Mar 1976
circa 480 BC
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.8. Purchased by von Guerard from Mr Lincoln of London for 4 shillings.
Type of item
12 mm (Outside Diameter), 1.024 g (Weight)
BMC. Italy. p. 271 nos 54ff. cf Sear 426
[Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1873. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy., 271 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
[Book] Sear, David R. 1978. Greek Coins and Their Values, Europe. I., 48 Pages