Coin - Didrachm, Hyria, Campania, Italy, circa 400 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2009

Didrachm or Stater issued by Hyria, Campania, Italy, Ancient Greek States, circa 400 BC
Minted by Hyria
Statement Of Significance:
The site of Hyria is unknown. The design of this coin is similar to an issue from Neapolis of this period. This coin has its reverse legend retrograde and in a native script.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 20 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 7.429 g (Weight)

More information

Tagged with: owls, mythical animals, minotaurs, helmets corinthian
Themes this item is part of: Eugene von Guerard, Artist (1811-1901), Eugene von Guerard Collection, Arms Collection, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Ancient Greek States - Campania
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
DateEra: circa 400 BC
Denomination: Didrachm
Obverse Description: Head of the Greek goddess Pallas Athena facing left wearing a crested Corinthian helmet decorated with an olive wreath and a owl.
Reverse Description: A man-headed bull walking to the right. Above, retrograde YDINA
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Hyria, Campania, Italy, Ancient Greek States, circa 400 BC
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.7. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Friedlander (FB) for 5 shillings.
References: BMC. Italy Page 91 No. 1
SNG ANS Part 1 No251 and Plate 7
  1. [Book], Reginald Poole - British Museum Coins and Medals, A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy, London, 1873, 91 Pages
  2. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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