AR 5 Asses Gorgoneion series II: trident

Features

Issuer Populonia (Etruria)
Ruling authority Anonymous (circa 550-101 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 301 BC - 206 BC
Value 5 Asses (5)
Currency As (circa 475-201 BC)
Composition Silver
Weight 1.82 g
Diameter 16 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 179400
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Vecchi-II# 72
Italo Vecchi; 1990. The Coinage of the Rasna / Part II : A Study in Etruscan Numismatics (Band 69). Schweizerische numismatische Rundschau, Switzerland.

Obverse

Metus as Gorgoneion facing forward with value below.

Lettering: V

Translation: 5

Reverse

Trident.

Edge

Smooth.

Comments

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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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (301 BC - 206 BC) 

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