Coin - Ae14, Thespiae, Boeotia, 146-127 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2140

A copper coin issued by the town of Thespiae (Thespiai) in Boeotia, 146-127 BC
Mint: Thespiae
Reference: BMC Central Greece p.92 No.14
Die Axis: 10
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 14 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 3.575 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: musical instruments, stringed instruments, lyres
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Greek States - Boeotia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: 146-27 BC
Obverse Description: Female head facing right wear in veil
Reverse Description: Lyre with legend in Greek around: {THESP EON}
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: off-round
Material: Bronze
Issued By: Thespiae, Boeotia, Ancient Greek States, 146-27 BC
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.19. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Lincoln of London for 1s.
References: BMC Central Greece p.92 No.14
Sear 2461
  1. [Book], Barclay Head, Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Central Greece, British Museum, London, 1884, 92 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, 230 Pages

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