Didrachm or Stater issued by Hyria, Campania, Italy, Ancient Greek States, circa 400 BC
Minted by Hyria
Head of the Greek goddess Pallas Athena facing left wearing a crested Corinthian helmet decorated with an olive wreath and a owl.
A man-headed bull walking to the right. Above, retrograde YDINA
The site of Hyria is unknown. The design of this coin is similar to an issue from Neapolis of this period. This coin has its reverse legend retrograde and in a native script.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 15 Mar 1976
circa 400 BC
Eugene von Guerard, Melbourne, Greater Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pre 1880
Listed in Eugene von Guerard's catalogue, vol.1, p.7. Purchased by Eugene von Guerard from Friedlander (FB) for 5 shillings.
Type of item
20 mm (Outside Diameter), 7.429 g (Weight)
BMC. Italy Page 91 No. 1 SNG ANS Part 1 No251 and Plate 7
[Book] Poole, Reginald S. 1873. A Catalogue of the Greek Coins in the British Museum, Italy., 91 Pages
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.