BRONZE SEXTANS OF VENUSIA, 210-200 BC.

BRONZE SEXTANS OF VENUSIA, 210-200 BC.

175.00

Obverse: Helmeted head of Athena facing left, two pellets above.

Reverse: Owl standing left on branch, VE in monogram to right.

SNG ANS: 766-769. HN Italy: 722. [Venusia, 210-200 BC].

Diameter: 20 mm. Weight: 6.0 g.

A very rare bronze Sextans of Venusia, a Greek colony in Southern Italy. The reverse has a wonderful depiction of a Little Owl (Athene noctua), very similar in style to the owl on the famous tetradrachms of Athens. A highly desirable coin with an attractive green and brown patina.

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