Coins from Bruttium
Bruttium is the ancient name of the Italian region now known as Calabria - it was named after the Bruttii, a tribe originally from Lucania who conquered the region in the 4th century BC.

Many beautiful issues where struck in Bruttium in the cities of Croton, Caulonia, Rhegion, Terina, Mesma, Medma and Locri until 89 BC, where the Lex Plautia Papiria put an end to all non-Roman coinage in Italy.


(1) Brettian League c. 216-203 BC
Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right, stalk of grain behind
Reverse: Eagle standing left on lightning, cornucopia right, star above; BPET_TIΩN
Ref: SNG ANS 44; SNG Cop 1663; Pfeiler p...
(2) Brundisium ca. 215 BC
Obverse: Head of Poseidon facing right, wearing laurel wreath, being crowned by Nike at left; trident and 3 dots below
Reverse: Phalanthos, nude, riding dolphin to left, holding large cithara, Nike crowning him; BRVN below; three pellets below
Ref: SNG ANS.792
Obverse: diademed bust of Genius Populi Romani right, scepter across shoulder, G·P·R
Reverse: wreathed scepter, globe, rudder, EX S·C / CN·LEN·Q
Ref: Crawford 393/1a; SRCV I 323; Sydenh...
(4) Kroton c. 430-420 BC
Obverse: Pegasos left; Ϙ
Reverse: Tripod with 3 ring handles and legs ending in lion’s paws; ϘPO
Ref: HN Italy 2127, SNG Cop 1788
(5) Rome | Anonymous 211-208 BC
Obverse: Laureate head of bearded Janus I
Reverse: Prow of galley right, club above I ROMA
Ref: Crawford 89/3; Sydenham 213; sear5 ...