Coin - Ae26, Cossura (Pantelleria), Sicily, circa 50 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2111

A copper coin from the island Cossura (now called Pantelleria it lies between Africa and Sicily) under Roman rule, circa 50 BC

Reference: Sear Vol.2 p.608 No.6581
Die axis: 12
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 26 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 10.033 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: counterstamped coins
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 - Sicily
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: circa 50 BC
Obverse Description: Crude female head facing right wearing Egyptian headress and being crowned from behind by Nike; counterstamp; REG in field at right
Reverse Description: Within wreath COSSVRA
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Cossura, Ancient Greek States, 275-212 BC

Cossura is an Island between Africa and Sicily (now called Pantelleria).
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.13. This coin was found in the NGV safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Mr Friedlander of Berlin for 1 shillings 6 pence.
References: Sear Vol.2 p.608 No.6581
  1. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
  2. [Book], David Sear, Greek Coins and Their Values, Asia and Africa, Seaby, B.A. Ltd., London, 1979, 608 Pages

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