Coin - Ae15, Terina, circa 250 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2095

A copper coin from the town of Terina, Italy circa 250 BC
Mint: Terina

Reference: BMC. Italy p. 394 cf. No. 53
Die axis: 06
Statement Of Significance:
Terina was founded late in the 6th Century B.C., as colony of the city of Kroto. It was razed by Hannibal in 203 BC.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 15 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.649 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: crabs
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Greek States - Brutii
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: circa 250 BC
Obverse Description: Female head facing left
Reverse Description: A crab with crescent above
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Terina, Bruttium, Italy, Ancient Greek States, circa 250 BC
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.10. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from L.H.F. for 2 shillings. Part of a large collection acquired from Eugene von Guerard by the National Gallery of Victoria in 1880.
References: BMC. Italy p. 394 cf. No. 53
Sear 697
  1. [Book], Reginald Poole - British Museum Coins and Medals, A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy, London, 1873, 394 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.
  3. [Book], David Sear, Greek Coins and Their Values, Europe, Seaby, B.A. Ltd., London, 1978, 71 Pages

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