A copper coin issued by the city of Athens in Attica in the period 117-161 AD. Minted by Athens, Under Roman rule. Themistokles, depicted on the reverse of this coin was an Athenian democratic statesman.
Bust of Athena right
Themistokles in military dress holding a wreath and trophy stands in a galley, an owl sits on the prow in front of him.
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), 26 mm (Outside Diameter), 8.266 g (Weight)
BMC. Attica p.108 no.785
[Book] Head, Barclay V. 1888. Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Attica, Megaris, Aegina., 108 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.