Coin issued by Suessa Aurunca, Campania, Italy, Ancient Greek States, circa 250 BC
Minted by Suessa Aurunca
Head of Pallas Athena facing left wearing a crested Corinthian helmet.
Cock standing facing right; behind it in the field is a star of eight rays and in front SVESANO (the first 2 letters being unclear)
The designs on this coin are identical to those on an issue from Cales of the same period. Both towns were under the Aurunci who controlled the Lattium-Campania border region. By the time this coin was issued the area was under Roman rule and had been for about fifty years.
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Mr Lincoln, Eugene von Guerard, 15 Mar 1976
circa 250 BC
Type of item
19 mm (Outside Diameter), 6.026 g (Weight)
BMC. Italy p.125 no.17 SNG Corpus Christi Part 1, no. 95 SNG ANS Part 1 Nos.609 - 613
[Catalogue] Pullin, Ruth. 2011. Nature Revealed: Eugene von Guerard.