Coin issued by Cosa, Samnium, Italy, Ancient Greek States, circa 300 BC
Minted by Cosa

Obverse Description

Head of the Greek goddess Pallas Athena wearing a crested Corinthian helmet facing right

Reverse Description

Horse head wearing bridle facing right. The British Museum example has the legend COZANO around the horse (may be worn off this example)

Edge Description



The town of Cosa was situated on a defensive rocky promontory. A Roman Latin Colony was placed there in 273 BC but the site was abandoned by the 1st century BC with the population moving to a nearby more economic site with harbour and main roadway, the Via Aurelia.

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