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Coin - Tetrobol, Histiaea, Euboea, 196-146 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2145

Summary:
A silver tetrobol coin issued by the city of Histiaea on the island of Euboea in the period 196-146 BC

Reference: BMC. Central Greece p. 128, No. 36
Sear Vol.1 p. 233 No. 2495
Die axis: 11
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.232 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: trophies
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Greek States - Euboea
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 196-146 BC
Denomination: Tetrobol
Obverse Description: Head of nymph Histiaia facing right wearing earring and with vine-wreath
Reverse Description: Nymph Histiaea seated right on stern of Galley holding a trophy-stand; behind in Greek letters, {EON}; below, a trident head
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Euboian League, Eretria, Euboea, Ancient Greek States, 267-200 BC

BMC gives a later date of 196-146 BC, but was published in 1884.
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.22. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Lincoln of London for 1s 6d.
References: BMC. Central Greece p. 128, No. 36
Sear Vol.1 p. 233 No. 2495
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Barclay Head, Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Central Greece, British Museum, London, 1884, 128 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
  3. [Book], David Sear, Greek Coins and Their Values, Europe, Seaby, B.A. Ltd., London, 1978, 233 Pages

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