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Coin - Ae18, Leucas, Acarnania, circa 150 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2121

Summary:
A copper coin issued by the city of Leucas, Acarnania, circa 150 BC
Mint: not recorded

Reference: BMC Thessaly p.181 No. 104
Die axis: 06
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Weight: 3.491 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: clubs weapons
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 - Acarnania
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: circa 150 BC
Obverse Description: Head of Herakles wearing lion's skin facing right
Reverse Description: Club on side with top to right, above in Greek, {LEYKADION}, below, {DIOKA[..}
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Leucas, Acarnania, Ancient Greek States, (250 BC - 150 BC)
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Purchased from T. Ball for 1s 3d. See catalogue Vol.1, p.17.
Deity Depicted: Heracles (Ancient God)
References: BMC Thessaly p.181 No. 104
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Professor Percy Gardner - University of Cambridge, Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Thessaly to Aetolia, 1963, 181 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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