Coin - Ae19, Amphipolis, Macedonia, circa 150 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2341

A copper coin issued by the city of Amphipolis in Macedonia in about 150 BC

Reference: BMC Macedon p.48 no.46
Die axis: 05
Statement Of Significance:
Amphipolis was on a plateau overlooking the east bank of the river Strymon where it emerged from Lake Cercinitis, about 8 km. from the Aegean Sea.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.823 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: horses
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Greek States - Macedonia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: circa 150 BC
Obverse Description: Head of Poseidon facing right
Reverse Description: Horse trotting to right, above in Greek {AMPHIP O} in exergue, {ITON}, in field in front of head, A
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Amphipolis, Macedonia, Ancient Greek States, circa 150 BC
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, pre 1880

Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.15. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Lincoln of London for 1s.
References: BMC Macedon p.49 no.46
  1. [Book], Barclay Head, Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Macedonia etc, British Museum, London, 1879, 49 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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