Coin - Ae21, Rhegium, circa 215 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2091

A copper coin from the town of Rhegium, Italy circa 215 BC
Mint: Rhegium

Reference: BMC. Italy p.380 No. 86
Die axis: 01
Statement Of Significance:
Rhegium (or Regium; 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: 21 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.225 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: musical instruments, stringed instruments, lyres, cornucopia
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Information & Communication Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Greek States - Brutii
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: circa 215 BC
Obverse Description: Head of Artemis facing right
Reverse Description: Lyre with cornucopia in field to left. Legend in Greek (with the first letters as a monogram) {REGI NON}
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Rhegium, Brutium, Italy, Ancient Greek States, circa 215 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 shillings.
Deity Depicted: Artemis (Ancient Goddess), Rhegium, Brutium, Italy, Ancient Greek States
References: BMC. Italy p.380 No. 86
  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.

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