Quadrans from the town of Venusia in Apulia, Italy, circa 200 BC
Mint not recorded

Obverse Description

Head of Hera facing left wearing stephane and veil, behind 3 dots (giving the denomination of quadrans)

Reverse Description

Three crescents with horns pointing outwards. Each contains a star.

Edge Description



The area of Italy in which Venusia was placed had been taken over by the Romans in the late 4th and early 3rd centuries BC. The Latin colony named Venusia was founded in 291 BC but retained its pre-Roman monetary system based on decimals, 10 (not 12) uncia to the nummi (Crawford, Coinage and Money under the Roman Republic, p.15).

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