Coin - Quadrans, Venusia, Apulia, Italy, circa 200 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2030

Quadrans from the town of Venusia in Apulia, Italy, circa 200 BC
Mint not recorded
Statement Of Significance:
The area of Italy in which Venusia was placed had been taken over by the Romans in the late 4th and early 3rd centuries BC. The Latin colony named Venusia was founded in 291 BC but retained its pre-Roman monetary system based on decimals, 10 (not 12) uncia to the nummi (Crawford, Coinage and Money under the Roman Republic, p.15).
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 21 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.735 g (Weight)

More information

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 - Apulia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: circa 200 BC
Denomination: Quadrans
Obverse Description: Head of Hera facing left wearing stephane and veil, behind 3 dots (giving the denomination of quadrans)
Reverse Description: Three crescents with horns pointing outwards. Each contains a star.
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Venusia, Calabria, Italy, Ancient Greek States, circa 200 BC
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Eugene von Guerard's collection was acquired by the National Gallery of Victoria in 1880.
References: BMC. Italy p.152 no. 25
SNG ANS Part 1 No765
SNG Corpus Christi Part 1 No. 114
  1. [Book], Reginald Poole - British Museum Coins and Medals, A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy, London, 1873, 152 Pages
  2. [Book], Professor Michael Crawford, Coinage & Money under the Roman Republic, London, 1985, 13-16 Pages
  3. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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