Obolo: coin of Asti (Italy); 1/2 denaro

OBOLO: COIN OF ASTI (ITALY)

Obolo, 15th century: the city of Asti (Italy)

Obolo, 15th century: City of Asti (Italy)

Asti is a city and municipality in Italy, in the Piedmont region.

ND (no date; according to data from numismatic catalogs: 1422-1447).

All inscriptions (coin legend) on this rather rare coin are completely lost.

SANCTVS SECONDVS: San Secondo.

Portrait of San Secondo — the patron saint of the city of Asti.

MONETA ASTENSIS: coin of the city of Asti.

Pisan Cross (decorated with 12 globes).

Hammered coin.

  • Copper: 12 mm - 0.48 g
  • Reference price: 5$

COIN OBOLO — WHERE & WHEN (coins catalog: by names & emitents)
  1. ITALIAN STATES: ASTI (15th century): obolo = 1/2 denaro
  2. SPANISH STATES: KINGDOM OF ARAGON, KINGDOM OF NAVARRE, KINGDOM OF PAMPLONA AND ARAGON, COUNTY OF URGELL, KINGDOM OF VALENCIA (11th-13th centuries): obolo = 1/2 dinero

About the name of the coin obolo: the name of the obolo coin (as well as obulus and obole) undoubtedly comes from the name of the ancient Greek coin obol and, in a way, is a variant of it.