Coin - Hexas, Aetna, Sicily, circa 150 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2096

A copper hexas from the town of Aetna, Sicily, circa 150 BC
Mint: Aetna

Reference: BMC Sicily p.5 no.8
Die axis: 12
Statement Of Significance:
Struck under Roman rule
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.483 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: cornucopia
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 150 BC
Denomination: Hexas
Obverse Description: Head of Persephone wearing wreath of barley facing right
Reverse Description: Cornucopia with 2 dots (representing the denomination) on right side, legend in Greek letters {AITNAION}
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Aetna, Sicily, Ancient Greek States, circa 150 BC
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.11. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Mr Friedlander of Berlin for 21s 6d. Coin was found in the NGV safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904.
Deity Depicted: Persephone (Ancient Goddess), Sicily, Italy
References: BMC Sicily p.5 no.8
  1. [Book], Reginald Poole - British Museum Coins and Medals, A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Sicily, London, 1876, 5 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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