HESH-695856: Greek and Roman Provincial: Greek Coin of Syracuse

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-695856

Object type certainty: Certain
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Greek Coin of Syracuse (City State in Sicily) probably struck between 345-317 BC (most likely 344-336 BC). The coin is similar to an example in Sear: Greek Coins Vol 1. 1192 (this example has an eagle to the rigfht of thunderbolt) There is some debate over whether this is an ancient loss or whether it is a modern loss from a coin collectors collection. Greek coins have been recorded in Britain from archaeological sites, however, the vast majority of finds of greek coinage is likely to represent modern (post 1700 tourism). Only a secure archaeological context would be able to prove the deposition process of this coin. Thanks are extended to Dr David Symons of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery for his advice and identification of this coin.

Subsequent actions

Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Period from: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
Date from: 345 BC
Date to: 317 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4.6 mm
Weight: 12.23 g
Diameter: 22.8 mm

Personal details

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Recorded by: Mr Peter Reavill
Identified by: Mr Peter Reavill
Secondary identifier: Dr David Symons

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Timoleon
Mint or issue place: Syracuse
Obverse description: Laureate head of Zeus Elutherious right.
Reverse description: Thunderbolt, with an uncertain motiff beside. possibly an ear of corn?
Die axis measurement: 2 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
District: County of Herefordshire (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Lower Bullingham

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: From finder
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 10 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
General landuse: Cultivated land

References cited

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Recording Institution: HESH
Created: 10 years ago
Updated: 7 years ago

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