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Etruria, Populonia – 230 BC


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Etruria, Populonia – 230 BC

Obverse: Facing head of Metus as Gorgon with hair bound in diadem; OXI:IXO legend below.
Reverse: Flat and blank planchet (flan).

Obv: Facing head of Metus as Gorgon with hair bound in diadem; legend: o X I:I X o, mark of value below chin; all within a beaded border. Rev: Flat blank planchet.



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Value: 20 Asses (Roman weight standard). Metal: AR Silver. Weight: 8.40 grams. Mint: Populonia, Etruria. Date: Circa 230-211 BC.
Attribution: Sambon 47; BMC 11; Weber 62; SNG ANS 78; HN Italy 152; SNG Ashmolean 5; SNR 69, 1990, 49; EC Group XII, Series 47.21; Sangiorgi, Strozzi Collection, 1907, 554; Vecchi II, Etruscan Coins, 55.8 (this coin illustrated).

Legend, Documentation and Attribution