Mysterious Etrurians / Rasenna SOLVED

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  1. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

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  3. PeteB

    PeteB Well-Known Member

    Etruria, Arretium(?). The Chiana Valley, circa 208-207 BC. Æ quartunica (18x20 mm, 4.9 gm, 5h). Obv: Head of African, right; border of dots. Rev: Indian elephant standing right, bell hanging under neck; monogram below. Border of dots. BMC Italy, p. 15, #18. SNG Copenhagen 48 var. (no monogram on obv.). See CNG coin shop inventory #828457 for some details. However, this example seems to have lettering above the elephant Ω Α Ι and nothing similar found on the "usual" search sites.
  4. hotwheelsearl

    hotwheelsearl Well-Known Member

    Nice coin, @Alegandron , almost looks like Gorgon's wearing an eye patch!
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  5. TheRed

    TheRed Supporter! Supporter

    Thanks for sharing a very interesting article @Alegandron and your 20-asses is a wonderful coin. One day I would like to pick up some of thegold and silver coins attributed to the Etruscans. I only have a humble little bronze from Etruria.
    Etruria AE 15, uncertain inland mint, weight 3.144g, maximum diameter 15.1mm.
    Obv: youthful head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean lion scalp headdress.
    Rev: dog leaping left, Etruscan letter (reversed C) below.
  6. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    LOL, yes it does!
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  7. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    I really like this odd issue

    AE Quartuncia:
    Etruria 3rd C BCE
    AE Quartuncia 18mm 4.76g
    Head of African r
    Elephant r letter below
    SNG COP 48 HNI 69 SNG Paris 138-140 SNG Morcom 44
  8. Alegandron

    Alegandron "ΤΩΙ ΚΡΑΤΙΣΤΩΙ..." ΜΕΓΑΣ ΑΛΕΞΑΝΔΡΟΣ, June 323 BCE Supporter

    Here are some more...

    10 Asses
    10-Asses: (Similar to a Roman AR Denarius)
    Etruria Populonia
    AR 10 Asses 20mm 4.21g
    211-206 BC
    Obv: Male Hd
    Rev: Blank
    die break

    5-Asses: (Similar to a Roman AR Quinarius)
    Etruria Populonia
    AR 5 Asses 2.0g
    3rd C BCE
    Obv: Young Head L, V (denomination) behind
    Rev: blank
    HN 173 Vecchi Rasna III 52 ex NAC 29 No 9 RARE

    AR-5 Asses, 3. Jahrhundert v. Chr.; 2.00 g. Jünglingskopf l. dahinter Wertangabe//Glatt. Rutter, Historia Numorum 173; Vecchi, The coinage of the Rasna III, 52; Vecchi, Etruscan Coinage 91.6 (dies Exemplar).

    Von großer Seltenheit. Feine Patina, winz. Kratzer, sehr schön
    Exemplar der Auktion NAC 29, Zürich 2005, Nr. 9.

    Das Stück ist abgebildet bei Christian Gliwitzky, Aus Etruskern werden Römer - Geprägte Gold- und Silbermünzen, in: Jörg Gebauer (Hrsg.) u. a. Die Etrusker - Von Villanova bis Rom, München 2015, S. 282, Abb. 6.4

    Ex: Künker Auction 295 Lot 124

    2-1/2 Asses: (Similar to a Roman AR Sestertius)
    2-½ asses , AR 0.85 g
    3rd century BC
    Obv: Radiate female head r.; behind, CII.
    Rev: Blank.
    Ref: EC 104 (misdescribed, Female head with an Attic helmet). Historia Numorum Italy 179.
    NAC Comment: Of the highest rarity, apparently only the second specimen known. Dark patina and about very fine.
    Ex: From the collection of E.E. Clain-Stefanelli

    1-As: (Similar to a Roman AR - nothing - only Bronze in Roman Currency)
    Etruria Populonia
    AR 1 As 0.60g 10.0mm
    after 211 BCE
    Obv: Male Head Left
    Rev: Plain Rev
    Ref: Vecchi 3 68-70 HN Italy 181
    Seller/Auction comment: EXTREMELY RARE

    AE Sextans:
    Etruria or Umbria
    Aes Grave
    3rd C BCE
    Sextans 23mm 25.15g
    Obv: Club
    Rev: 2 Dots
    Ref: HN 54 Vecchi-Th 172
  9. Terence Cheesman

    Terence Cheesman Supporter! Supporter

    Populonia Ar XX Asses Third Century BC Obv, Diademed head of Metus with protruding tongue. Rv Blank. Vecchi EC Group XII 58.11 OB1 This coin illustrated. 8.19 grms 20 mm Photo by W. Hansen populonia1.jpg I cannot say that this is the earliest coin or the nicest from this series, however though I was never particularly interested in the series I did like this coin. It spoke to me. What is interesting about this coinage is, how different it is to what is being struck in contemporary Magna Graecia. This coinage does appear to resist the artistic blandishments of the Greek numismatic world.
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