1 Didrachm Without legend

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 11.48 g
Diameter 26 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 179256
Numista (https://numista.com)
References Vecchi-I# 3,
Italo Vecchi; 1988. The Coinage of the Rasna / Part I : A Study in Etruscan Numismatics (Band 67). Schweizerische numismatische Rundschau, Switzerland.
HN Italy# 207,
N. Keith Rutter, Andrew Burnett; 2001. Historia numorum : Italy. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom.
EC 1# 2,
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.
SambonArt# 12,
Arthur Sambon; 1903. Les monnaies antiques de l’Italie. Bur. du Musée, Paris, France.
Basel# 1
Herbert Adolph Cahn, Leo Mildenberg, Roberto Russo, Hans Voegtli; 1988. Griechische Münzen aus Grossgriechenland und Sizilien. Antikenmuseum und Sammlung Ludwig, Basel, Switzerland.

Obverse

Archaic wheel supported by crossbars.

Reverse

Winged Metus running left.

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

Five examples are known, with only one being in a private collection.

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)  Only 5 examples known

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