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Coin - 1/2 Stater, King Agathokles, Syracuse, Sicily, 317-310 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2319

A gold 1/2 Stater (or gold drachm) coin issued by King Agathokles for the city of Syracuse, Sicily, 317-310 BC
Mint: Syracuse

Reference: BMC. Sicily p.191 no.336
Die axis: 06
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 16 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 4.188 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: horsedrawn vehicles, bigas 2 horse chariots, triskeles symbols
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Transport Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Greek States - Sicily
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 317-310 BC
Denomination: 1/2 Stater
Obverse Description: Apollo laureate facing left
Reverse Description: Biga being driven by charioteer to right, around in Greek, {SYR AK OS I 0N}; Triskeles below horses
Edge Description: plain
Shape: round
Material: Gold
Issued By: King Agathokles, Segesta, Sicily, Ancient Greek States, (317 BC - 310 BC)
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.1. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Mr Friedlander of Berlin for 5 pounds. The link to his collection had been lost for a time.
References: BMC Sicily p.191 no.336
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  1. [Book], Reginald Poole - British Museum Coins and Medals, A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Sicily, London, 1876, 191 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, 102 Pages

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