Obol

Features

Issuer Salapia (Apulia)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 225 BC - 210 BC
Value 1 Obol (1)
Currency Apulia
Composition Bronze
Weight 8.80 g
Diameter 21.5 mm
Shape Round
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 249152
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References BMC Gr/It# 10,
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.
SNG Cop# 685 var.,
Niels Breitenstein, Willy Schwabacher; 1942. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum: Royal Collection of Coins and Medals. Danish National Museum / Volume 1. Italy, Part 1 : Etruria - Campania. Einar Munksgaard, Copenhagen, Denmark.
And 43 more volumes.
SNG Mor# 219
Martin Jessop Price, John Morcom; 1995. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum (Great Britain) / Volume 10. The John Morcom Collection of Western Greek Bronze Coins. Oxford University Press, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Laureate head of Apollo to right.

Reverse

Horse prancing right, star above, lettering below.

Lettering:
ΣAΛΠ
INΩN

Mint

Salapia, Apulia, Italy

Comments

Several variants for the reverse exist, with different lettering and objects above the horse:

BMC 3 - Trident
BMC 8 - Wreath
BMC 9 - Star with 5 rays
SNG Mor 219 - Star with 6 rays
BMC 10 - Star with 7 rays
BMC 11 - Palm frond

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (225 BC - 210 BC) 

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