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Coin - Ae24, Rhegium, circa 230 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2090

Summary:
A copper coin from the town of Rhegium, Italy circa 230 BC
Mint: Rhegium

Reference: BMC. Italy p.380 No. 75
cf. Sear p.71 no.686
Die axis: 03
Statement Of Significance:
Rhegium (or Regium, Rhegion; now Reggio) was founded about 720 BC from Chalsis. It is situated on the 'toe' of Italy opposite Messana.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 24 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.834 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: tripods
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 230 BC
Obverse Description: Head of Apollo facing left, hook (?) behind
Reverse Description: Tripod with Greek {REGI NON} at sides
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Ovoid
Material: Copper
Issued By: Rhegium, Brutium, Italy, Ancient Greek States, (270 BC - 203 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 Mr Friedlander of Berlin for 1 shilling.
References: BMC. Italy p.380 No. 75
Sear 686
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Reginald Poole - British Museum Coins and Medals, A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy, London, 1873, 380 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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