Coin - Ae27, Mamertini, Sicily, 288-278 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2106

A copper coin of the Mamertini, Sicily, 288-278 BC
Mint: Messana

Reference: BMC Sicily p.109 No.3
Die axis: 07
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 27 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 17.079 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: eagles, fulmen thunderbolt
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: 288-278 BC
Obverse Description: Head of Ares laureate facing right; in front in Greek APE [OS] (The last two letters are off the flan)
Reverse Description: Eagle standing left on fulmen (thunderbolt) around in Greek - [MAMER] {TINON}
Edge Description: plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Messana, Sicily, Ancient Greek States, (288 BC - 278 BC)
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.12. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Mr Friedlander of Berlin for 2 shillings. The link to his collection had been lost for a time.
Deity Depicted: Ares (Ancient God), Sicily
References: BMC. Sicily p.109 No.3
Sear 1139
  1. [Book], Reginald Poole - British Museum Coins and Medals, A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Sicily, London, 1876, 109 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, 118 Pages

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