1 Drachm With legend

Features

Country Vulci (Etruria)
Ruling authority Anonymous (circa 375-350 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 375 BC - 350 BC
Value 1 Drachm (1)
Currency Drachm (circa 375-350 BC)
Composition Silver
Weight 5.25 g
Diameter 18 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 179257
Numista (https://numista.com)
References Vecchi-I# 7,
Italo Vecchi; 1988. The Coinage of the Rasna / Part I : A Study in Etruscan Numismatics (Band 67). Schweizerische numismatische Rundschau, Switzerland.
HN Italy# 209,
N. Keith Rutter, Andrew Burnett; 2001. Historia numorum : Italy. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom.
SambonArt# 13,
Arthur Sambon; 1903. Les monnaies antiques de l’Italie. Bur. du Musée, Paris, France.
Vicari# 121,
Fabio Vicari; 1991. Materiali e considerazioni per uno studio organico della monetazione etrusca. Società Numismatica Italiana, Milan, Italy.
SNG Fir2# 938
Fiorenzo Catalli; 2007. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Italia, Firenze / Part 2. Etruria : Museo Archeologico Nazionale. Numismatica Ars Classica, Florence, Italy.

Obverse

Male bust partially facing left surrounded by legend.

Lettering: ΘE - ZI

Translation: Thezi

Reverse

Sphinx facing 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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