1 Didrachm

Features

Country Vulci (Etruria)
Ruling authority Anonymous (circa 375-350 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 375 BC - 350 BC
Value 1 Didrachm = 2 Drachms (2)
Currency Drachm (circa 375-350 BC)
Composition Silver
Weight 9.39 g
Diameter 27 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 178928
Numista (https://numista.com)
References Vecchi-I# 6,
Italo Vecchi; 1988. The Coinage of the Rasna / Part I : A Study in Etruscan Numismatics (Band 67). Schweizerische numismatische Rundschau, Switzerland.
SambonArt# 14,
Arthur Sambon; 1903. Les monnaies antiques de l’Italie. Bur. du Musée, Paris, France.
BMC Gr/It# p. 397
Reginald Stuart Poole, Barclay Vincent Head, Percy Gardner, Warwick William Wroth, George Francis Hill; 1873. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum / Volume 1. Italy. British Museum, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Bull facing right surrounded by legend.

Lettering: Θ - E - I - LE

Translation: Thezle

Reverse

Hippocamp moving right.

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

Coins with the inscription ΘEZI (Thezi) and ΘEZLE (Thezle) have been attributed to Vulci based on where all the coins were found. The exact meaning of Thezi/Thezle is unknown, but some theories suggest it is either the name of a family that struck them or the name of a temple they were struck in.

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (375 BC - 350 BC) 

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