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Coin - 1/3 Stater, Terina, circa 250 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2093

Summary:
A silver 1/3 stater coin from the town of Terina, Italy circa 250 BC
Mint: Terina

Reference: BMC. Italy p. 393 cf. No. 47
Die axis: 01
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: 2.065 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 - Brutii
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: circa 250 BC
Denomination: 1/3 Stater
Obverse Description: Head of nymph wearing earring and necklace, behind in field a triquetra of legs; in front in Greek letters, TERINAION
Reverse Description: Nike seated facing left holding bird, below bird in field a star
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Terina, Bruttium, Italy, Ancient Greek States, circa 200 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 Lincoln of London for 1 shilling 6 pence. Part of a large collection acquired from Eugene von Guerard by the National Gallery of Victoria in 1880.
Deity Depicted: Nike (Ancient God), Terina, Bruttium, Italy, Ancient Greek States
References: BMC. Italy p. 393 cf. No. 47
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Reginald Poole - British Museum Coins and Medals, A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy, London, 1873, 393 Pages

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