#9382 Silver Didrachm – 400 to 335 BC Hyria Campania - For Sale
#9382 Silver Didrachm – 400 to 335 BC Hyria Campania
Historical Context: This coin was minted in Syracuse during the 5th and 4th centuries BC. Campania was a Greek region on the western shore of Italy. These coins "Romano-Campanian" didrachms were deliberately intended to supplant the Greek didrachms in southern Italy. Some were actually produced by Greek mints acting under Roman direction.
Obv: Athena in Crested Helmet
Rev: Manheaded Bull, Nike above
Diameter: 20 mm diameter
(about the size of a US Nickel, 2 times as thick)
Condition: about Fine, nice toning