A copper coin issued by the city of Athens in Attica in the period 117-161 AD. Minted by Athens, Under Roman rule.
Bust of Athena wearing crested helmet facing right
Athena standing to right looking back at owl in her outstreached right hand, holds spear and shield in left.
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
22 mm (Outside Diameter), 6.693 g (Weight)
BMC. Attica p.93 no.671 or 672
[Book] Head, Barclay V. 1888. Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Attica, Megaris, Aegina., 93 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.