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Coin - Ae21, Athens, Attica, 117-161 AD Reg. No: NU 2161
- A copper coin issued by the city of Athens in Attica in the period 117-161 AD
Under Roman rule
Reference: BMC Attica p.93 no.676
Die axis: 06
- Acquisition Information:
- Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
|Dimensions:||21 mm (Diameter)|
|Weight:||6.007 g (Weight)|
|Themes this item is part of:||Eugene von Guerard Collection, Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Numismatics & Philately Collection|
|Secondary Classification:||Ancient Greek States - Attica|
|Tertiary Classification:||working strikes|
|Obverse Description:||Head of Athena wearing crested helmet facing left|
|Reverse Description:||Athena Promachos standing facing (head missing on this coin) she holds a spear and shield|
|Issued By:||Athens, Attica, Ancient Greek States, 117-161 AD
Bronze struck in the Imperial era, BMC associates this series with the reigns of Hadrian and Antoninus Pius.
|Artist:||Phidias, Athens, Attica, Greece
Name also spelled Pheidias.
|Previous Collection:||Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.19. Part of a group acquired by Eugene von Guerard from von Haast of New Zealand. This coin was found in the NGV safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904.
|Deity Depicted:||Athena (Goddess) - Olympian Gods, (117 - 161)|
|References:||BMC. Attica p.93 no.676|