AR 20 Asses Gorgoneion series II: blank

Features

Issuer Populonia (Etruria)
Ruling authority Anonymous (circa 550-101 BC)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 301 BC - 206 BC
Value 20 Asses (20)
Currency As (circa 475-201 BC)
Composition Silver
Weight 8.44 g
Diameter 21 mm
Shape Round (irregular)
Technique Hammered
Demonetized Yes
Number N# 76558
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References Vecchi-II# 41,
Italo Vecchi; 1990. The Coinage of the Rasna / Part II : A Study in Etruscan Numismatics (Band 69). Schweizerische numismatische Rundschau, Switzerland.
HN Italy# 152,
N. Keith Rutter, Andrew Burnett; 2001. Historia numorum : Italy. British Museum Press, London, United Kingdom.
SambonArt# 41,
Arthur Sambon; 1903. Les monnaies antiques de l’Italie. Bur. du Musée, Paris, France.
GCV# 225,
David R. Sear; 2004. Greek Coins and Their Values / Volume 1. Europe. Seaby, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.
SNG ANS 1# 78
Joan E. Fischer; 1969. Sylloge Nummorum Graecorum / Part 1. Etruria-Calabria : The Collection of the American Numismatic Society. American Numismatic Society, New York, United States.

Obverse

Metus as Gorgoneion facing forward with value below.

Lettering: XX

Translation: 20

Reverse

Blank (uniface).

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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