Diobol, Issued by the town of Rubi in Apulia, Italy, circa 200 Bcirca
Mint not recorded

Obverse Description

Head of Athena, wearing a Corinthian helmet decorated with a star, facing right

Reverse Description

Ear of barley with two leaves; in the field to the left the Greek letters PY and to the right a cornucopia

Edge Description



Statement of significance
Rubi (Rubastini), between Canusium and Butuntum, is one of the few Apulian towns of which silver coins are known. Such pieces were later replaced in circulation by coins struck for Tarentum.

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