Coin - Quincunx, Apulia, Italy, circa 200 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2029

Quincunx from the town of Teate in Apulia, Italy, circa 200 BC
Mint not recorded
Statement Of Significance:
Part of a series of bronze coins from Teate with marks of value. The five beads on either side give the coins value as 5 uncia, a quincunx. The weights seem to correspond with those of the Roman copper coins introduced in about 211 BC with the as of about 36 g. (this coin is worn but gives an as of about 30g)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 25 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 12.705 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: owls, helmets corinthian
Themes this item is part of: Arms Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Greek States - Apulia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: circa 200 BC
Denomination: Quincunx
Obverse Description: Head of Pallas Athena wearing a crested Corinthian helmet and facing to the right. Above the helmet are 5 dots (one is partly off the flan, these give the denomination)
Reverse Description: Owl standing right with head facing. Behind TIATI; in front 5 dots (giving the denomination)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: off-round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Teate, Apulia, Italy, Ancient Greek States, circa 200 BC
References: BMC. Italy p.146 no. 5
SNG Corpus Christi Part 1 no. 113
SNG ANS Part 1 no. 746
  1. [Book], Reginald Poole - British Museum Coins and Medals, A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy, London, 1873, 146 Pages

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