Coin - Diobol, Apulia, Rubi, Italy, circa 200 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2028

Diobol, Issued by the town of Rubi in Apulia, Italy, circa 200 Bcirca
Mint not recorded
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 18 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 1.087 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: barley, helmets corinthian
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Arms Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection, Sustainable Futures Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Greek States - Apulia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: circa 200 BC
Denomination: Diobol
Obverse Description: Head of Athena, wearing a Corinthian helmet decorated with a star, facing right
Reverse Description: Ear of barley with two leaves; in the field to the left the Greek letters PY and to the right a cornucopia
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Ovoid
Material: Silver
Issued By: Phistelia, Campania, Italy, Ancient Greek States, circa 350 BC
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.7. Purchased from Mr Friedlander of Berlin for 3 shillings 6 pence, pre 1880. This coin became seperated from the collection in the 19th century and was found in the NGV safe during McArthur Bequest incorporation, about 1904.
References: BMC. Italy p.144 No.1
SNG ANS Part 1 Nos. 716 - 718
  1. [Book], Reginald Poole - British Museum Coins and Medals, A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy, London, 1873
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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