Italo Vecchi Etruscan Coinage. Part 1. A corpus of the coinage of the Rasna, together with an historical and economic commentary on the issues (gold, silver and bronze) from the mints of Cosa, Luca (?), Pisae (?), Populonia, Uncertain Central Italy, Vetulonia, Volsinii (?), Vulci (?) and unidentified mints, from 5th to 3rd centuries BC; Milano 2012, ISBN 978-88-87235-76-0 Milano 2012 (2013). 2 Vol. 416+320 pages 135 plates 9 tables, 59 Summery: Volume 4.1 Acknowledgements • Using the Catalogue • ETRUSCHERIA (1. A brief survey of the Rise and Fall of the Etruscans - 2. Chronological Table) • THE NUMISMATIC TRADITION (A Summary of Scholarship in modern times) • DATING AND METROLOGY (1. Gold - 2. Silver - 3. Bronze) • CATALOGUE (1. Cosa Volcientium - 2. Luca (?) - 3. Pisae (?) - 4. Populonia - 5. Uncertain Central Etruria - 6. Vetulonia - 7. Volsinii (?) - 8. Vulci (?) - 9. Unidentified Mints) • CONCORDANCES (1. SNGFirenze-EC1 - 2. HNItaly-EC1) • FIGURES Volume 4.2 APPENDICES (1. Addenda - 2. Modern Forgeries - 3. Fantasies) • BIBLIOGRAPHY AND ABBREVIATIONS (1. Books, Catalogues and Articles - 2. Bibliographical Abbreviations - 3. Principal References - 4. Abbreviations) • INDEXES (1. Published Hoards and Single Finds - 2. Legends - 3. Etruscan Numerals - 4. Numismatic Collections -5. Coin Types - 6. Etruscan Divinities) • PLATES
In the first of two studies dedicated to Etruscan numismatics, the author presents the struck coinage with the exception of the male head/dog, African/elephant, Peithesa Turms, Aplu and Menvra owl bronze issues of Inland Etruria. The catalogue includes 3890 coins in gold, silver and bronze, subdivided into 224 series as follows: Cosa 6 series; Luca(?) 14; Pisae(?) 5; Populonia 141; Uncertain Central Etruria 17; Vetulonia 18; Volsinii(?) 2; Vulci(?) 7; Unidentified Mints 14. In addition there is a listing of modern forgeries (213) and fantasies (10). The first part of the volume I begins with introductive chapters on the rise and fall of the Etruscans, chronology, the numismatic tradition of Etruscan coinage, dating and metrology. The second part includes an extensive bibliography, a listing of all known finds with 11 maps illustrating distribution patterns, a summery of auctions, appendices, index of types and 153 plates illustrating 2541 coins.