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Record ID: HESH-48C484
Object type: COIN
Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
County: Shropshire
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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 c…
Created on: Saturday 15th September 2012
Last updated: Wednesday 18th July 2018
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Record ID: HESH-695856
Object type: COIN
Broad period: GREEK AND ROMAN PROVINCIAL
County: County of Herefordshire
Workflow stage: Awaiting validation Find awaiting validation
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 t…
Created on: Thursday 28th February 2008
Last updated: Thursday 24th February 2011
Spatial data recorded. This findspot is known as 'Lower Bullingham', grid reference and parish protected.


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