Coins from Etruria
Etruria was a region of Central Italy, located in an area that covered part of what are now Tuscany, Lazio, and Umbria. It was the homeland of the Etruscans.

The Etruscans were a dominant culture in Italy by 650 BC, surpassing other ancient Italic peoples such as the Ligures, and their influence may be seen beyond Etruria, e.g in Latium as well as in Campania and through their contact with the Greek colonies in Southern Italy (including Sicily).

Rome was influenced strongly by the Etruscans, with a series of Etruscan kings ruling at Rome until 509 BCE when the last Etruscan king Lucius Tarquinius Superbus was removed from power and the Roman Republic was established.


(1) Rome | Anonymous 208 BC
AE Triens Etruria
Obverse: head of Minerva right wearing crested helmet; ●●●●
Reverse: prow of galley right; ROMA / ●●●●
Ref: McCabe E1.Tr.1 (related to Crawford...
(2) Rome | Anonymous 209-208 BC
AE As Etruria
Obverse: laureate head of Janus; I
Reverse: prow of galley right; I / ROMA
Ref: McCabe E1.As.1 (related to Crawford...