A copper coin from the island Cossura (now called Pantelleria it lies between Africa and Sicily) under Roman rule, circa 50 BC
Reference: Sear Vol.2 p.608 No.6581
Die axis: 12
Crude female head facing right wearing Egyptian headress and being crowned from behind by Nike; counterstamp; REG in field at right
Within wreath COSSVRA
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 50 BC
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.13. This coin was found in the NGV safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Mr Friedlander of Berlin for 1 shillings 6 pence.
Type of item
26 mm (Outside Diameter), 10.033 g (Weight)
Sear Vol.2 p.608 No.6581
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
[Book] Sear, David R. 1979. Greek Coins and Their Values, Asia and Africa. II., 608 Pages