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Five litrae: CM.MC.2938-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Ruler: Hieron II (270-215 BC)
Mint: Syracuse



Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1906-11-22) by McClean, J. R.


Circa -274 - Circa -216

Components of the work

Object composed of bronze Weight 5.87 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Head of Poseidon, right, wearing diadem; behind neck, bucranium; border of dots

  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Ornamental trident-head, with scroll decoration between prongs; lotiform shaft; to left and right, dolphins downwards; linear circle

  • Text: ???? ??? ??
  • Location: Reverse
  • Type: Design

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.MC.2938-R
Primary reference Number: 230241
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Audit data

Created: Monday 9 September 2019 Updated: Monday 9 September 2019 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Coins and Medals

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