Pentonkion

Features

Country Himera (Sicily)
(Sicily)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 430 BC - 420 BC
Value 1 Pentonkion = 5 Onkia = 5/12 Litra (5/12)
Currency Litra
Composition Bronze
Weight 25.60 g
Diameter 27.0 mm
Shape Round
Demonetized Yes
References CNS# 6,
  • Romolo Calciati; 1983. Corpus nummorum siculorum : la monetazione di bronzo/the bronze coinage / Volume 1. Edizioni G.M., Milan, Italy.
  • Romolo Calciati; 1986. Corpus nummorum siculorum : la monetazione di bronzo/the bronze coinage / Volume 2. Edizioni G.M., Milan, Italy.
  • Romolo Calciati; 1987. Corpus nummorum siculorum : la monetazione di bronzo/the bronze coinage / Volume 3. Edizioni G.M., Milan, Italy.
SNG Mun 1# 363
Peter Robert Franke, Harald Küthmann; 1968. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum, Deutschland : Staatliche Münzsammlung München / Heft 1. Hispania - Gallia Narbonensis. Gebr. Mann Verlag, Berlin, Germany.

Obverse

Facing gorgoneion with open mouth, protruding tongue and prominent teeth

Reverse

Five pellets within a shallow incuse square

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (430 BC - 420 BC) 

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