“Hoard” from Morgantina

    • Provenienza:
      Serra Orlando (Aidone), purchased in 1914
    • Data:
      C. 212 BC
    • Materiali:
      Marsupium: lead; victoriati: silver
    • Dimensioni:
      Marsupium: max. length 15 cm, max. width 10 cm; victoriati: average weight approx. 3.2 g
    • Collocazione:
      Syracuse, Museo Archeologico Regionale “Paolo Orsi”
    • Inventario:
      inv. 35278 (marsupio); inv. 35277 (vittoriati)
  • “Hoard” from Morgantina

In archaeological terminology, a "hoard" is a store of coins removed from circulation very quickly. The 88 Roman victoriati show on the obverse: head of Iuppiter Iovis Maximus; on the reverse: winged Nike crowning the trophy; on the exergue legend ROME.