Unit, PB, Æ 20

Unit, (PB, Æ 20) -  obverseUnit, (PB, Æ 20) -  reverse

Obverse © @adilson

Features

Issuer Thourioi (Lucania)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 268-194
Currency As
Composition Copper
Weight 3.78 g
Diameter 19.5 mm
Shape Oval
Technique Hammered
Orientation Coin alignment ↑↓
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 297362
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Laffaille# Ans.1276,
Pierre Strauss; 1990. Collection Maurice Laffaille : monnaies grecques en bronze. Bâle Monnaies et Medailles S.A., Basel, Switzerland.
HN Italy# 1932
N. Keith Rutter, Andrew Burnett; 2001. Historia numorum : Italy. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom.

Obverse

Head of Demeter (Ceres) on the left, long hair, crowned with ears of corn with necklace and earrings

Lettering: QOURIA

Reverse

Bull charging left; at the exergue, a dolphin.

Lettering: BY

Comments

On this bronze, we could be in the presence rather of the eponymous name of the city rather than the representation of Ceres. This monetary denomination could have been minted at the time of the second Punic war

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
ND (268-194) 

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