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Coin - 1/2 Stater, Boeotia, Ancient Greek States, 220-197 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2444

Summary:
A silver 1/2 Stater coin possibly issued by the town of Thebes in Boeotia, 220-197 BC
Mint: Thebes
Reference: BMC Central Greece. p.40 no.79
Die Axis: 01
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 18 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.992 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard Collection, Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Greek States - Boeotia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 220-197 BC
Denomination: 1/2 Stater
Obverse Description: Head of Demeter 3/4 facing wearing corn wreath
Reverse Description: Neptune standing to right holds dolphin in left hand and rests trident in right. at left in Greek: BOIOTON, at right monogram over small Boeotian shield
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: (edge)
(obverse)
(reverse)
Shape: round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Thebes, Boeotia, Ancient Greek States, circa 200 BC
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.18. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Dr Margt Mindon (?) for 12 shillings 6 pence.
Deity Depicted: Poseidon (Ancient God)
Deity Depicted: Demeter (Ancient Goddess)
References: BMC Central Greece. p.40 no.79
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Barclay Head, Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Central Greece, British Museum, London, 1884, 40 Pages

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