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Coin - Ae21, Athens, Attica, 117-161 AD Reg. No: NU 2163
- A copper coin issued by the city of Athens in Attica in the period 117-161 AD
Under Roman rule
Reference: BMC Attica p.100 no.719
Die axis: 07
- Statement Of Significance:
- Agones were public festivals where sporting events for prizes were held. Agonistic tables, as represented on this coin, depicted the prizes or referred to the Games.
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||23 mm (Width)|
|Weight:||5.868 g (Weight)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Ancient Greek States - Attica|
|Tertiary Classification:||working strikes|
|Obverse Description:||Head of Athena wearing crested helmet facing right|
|Reverse Description:||Agonistic table on which the head of Athena, beneath table an amphora. Around in Greek, ATHE NAION|
|Issued By:||Athens, Attica, Ancient Greek States, 117-161 AD
Bronze struck in the Imperial era, BMC associates this series with the reigns of Hadrian and Antoninus Pius.
|Deity Depicted:||Athena (Goddess) - Olympian Gods|
|Previous Collection:||Eugene von Guerard, 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.
|References:||BMC. Attica p.100 no.719|