AR 20 Asses Gorgoneion series II: legend


Issuer Populonia (Etruria)
Ruling authority Anonymous (circa 550-101 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 301 BC - 206 BC
Value 20 Asses
Currency As (circa 475-201 BC)
Composition Silver
Weight 7.99 g
Diameter 22 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 178533
Numista type number (
References Vecchi-II# 13,
Italo Vecchi; 1990. The Coinage of the Rasna / Part II : A Study in Etruscan Numismatics (Band 69). Schweizerische numismatische Rundschau, Switzerland.
HN Italy# 144,
N. Keith Rutter, Andrew Burnett; 2001. Historia numorum : Italy. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom.
EC 1# 37,
Italo Vecchi; 2012. Etruscan Coinage / Part 1. A corpus of the struck coinage of the Rasna, together with an historical and economic commentary on the issues (gold, silver and bronze) from the mints of Cosa, Luca, Pisae, Populonia, uncertain cenral Etruria, Vetulonia, Volsinii, Vulci, and unidentified mints, from 5th to 3rd centuries BC. Edizioni Ennerre, Milan, Italy.
Catalli# 29a,
Fiorenzo Catalli; 1998. Monete Etrusche (2nd edition). Libreria dello Stato, Rome, Italy.
AIIN# 33
Various authors; 1954-present. Annali dell’Istituto Italiano di Numismatica. Rome.


Metus as Gorgoneion facing forward with value below.

Lettering: XX

Translation: 20



Lettering: PVPL

Translation: Populonia




There has been much controversy on dating Populonian coins, and as such, the date ranges my vary per source.

The second Gorgoneion series was struck using Populonia's fourth silver standard, which is equal to the third silver standard except with the weights of all denomination being halved.

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