Coin - Copper, Suessa Aurunca, Campania, Italy, circa 250 BC Numismatics Reg. No: NU 2019

Coin issued by Suessa Aurunca, Campania, Italy, Ancient Greek States, circa 250 BC
Minted by Suessa Aurunca
Statement Of Significance:
The designs on this coin are identical to those on an issue from Cales of the same period. Both towns were under the Aurunci who controlled the Lattium-Campania border region. By the time this coin was issued the area was under Roman rule and had been for about fifty years.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 6.026 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 SVESANO (the first 2 letters being unclear)
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Copper
Issued By: Phistelia, Campania, Italy, Ancient Greek States, circa 350 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.6 of catalogue.
References: BMC. Italy p.125 no.17
SNG Corpus Christi Part 1, no. 95
SNG ANS Part 1 Nos.609 - 613
  1. [Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.

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