HESH-48C484: Greek and Roman Provincial: Coin

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COIN

Unique ID: HESH-48C484

Object type certainty: Certain
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A copper alloy coin from Syracuse, Sicily, from the reign of Hieron II, 275-216 BC

Obverse Head of Poseidon left

Reverse Ornamental trident of Poseidon between two dolphins - in field IEP / ΩN[OΣ]

Reference: similar to Sear Greek Coins vol I ref 1223

Note

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: Circa 275 BC
Date to: Circa 215 BC

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Thickness: 4 mm
Weight: 8.85 g
Diameter: 22 mm

Personal details

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

Other reference numbers

Other reference: SMS Entry Form: SCMS: 3148

Materials and construction

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

Coin data (numismatics)

Ruler/issuer: Hieron II
Mint or issue place: Syracuse
Obverse description: Head of Poseidon left
Reverse description: Ornamental trident of Poseidon between two dolphins - in field IEP / ΩN[OΣ]
Reverse inscription: IEP / ΩN[OΣ]
Die axis measurement: 7 o'clock
Degree of wear: Slightly worn: very fine

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: West Midlands (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
District: Shropshire (Unitary Authority)
Parish or ward: Stanton Lacy (Civil Parish)

Spatial coordinates

4 Figure: SO5080
Four figure Latitude: 52.41569839
Four figure longitude: -2.73656501
1:25K map: SO5080
1:10K map: SO58SW
Grid reference source: Centred on parish
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

References cited

No references cited so far.

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Created: 5 years ago
Updated: 28 days ago

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