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Five litrae: CM.MC.2939-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 5.96 g

Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: Head of Persephone, left, hair wreathed with barley and richly waved; wearing single drop earring and necklace of beads; behind neck, frog; border of dots

  • Text: ??????????
  • Location: Obverse
  • Type: Design

Inscription present: Bull butting left, right foreleg raised; above, club, left; letter between club and bull; plain exergue line; linear circle

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

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: CM.MC.2939-R
Primary reference Number: 230242
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Audit data

Created: Monday 9 September 2019 Updated: Monday 9 September 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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