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Coin - Copper, Teanum Sidicinum, Campania, Italy, circa 250 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2021

Summary:
Coin issued by Teanum Sidicinum, Campania, Italy, Ancient Greek States, circa 250 BC
Minted by Teanum Sidicinum
Statement Of Significance:
The designs on this coin are identical to those on an issue from Cales and Suessa Aurunca of the same period. Both of those towns were under the Aurunci who controlled the Lattium-Campania border region and were neighbours of the Sidicini. By the time this coin was issued the area was under Roman rule and had been for about fifty years but retained technical independence. Rome took total control after the Social War (91-87 BC) after which Roman citizenship was granted.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.180 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: helmets corinthian, roosters
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 250 BC
Obverse Description: Head of Pallas Athena facing left wearing a crested Corinthian helmet.
Reverse Description: Cock standing facing right,behind it in the field is a star of eight rays and in front TIANO
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Phistelia, Campania, Italy, Ancient Greek States, circa 250 BC
Previous Collection: Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880

Purchased from London coin dealer Lincoln for 9d. pre 1880. In Vol.1 p.7 of catalogue.
References: BMC. ITALY P. 127 No. 17
SNG ANS Part 1 Nos 625 - 629
Bibliography:
  1. [Book], Reginald Poole - British Museum Coins and Medals, A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy, London, 1873, 127 Pages

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