Friday, May 12, 2017

THE PONTESE

On the volcanic island of Ischia, south-west of Naples, an ancient currency is being brought back to life.
Thanks to a cultural initiative, residents and visitors will be able to use them as payment for entry at certain historical sights - or they can simply keep them as a souvenir.
One side of the coin shows a winged griffin, the logo of Aenaria, the Roman name for Ischia.. The other shows a Roman galaxy, just like the coins in use in ancient Rome.   
For now, the coin can only be used at a limited number of sites in the hamlet of Ischia Ponte, for example to pay for entry to the submerged city of Aenaria. 

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  1. https://www.thelocal.it/20170508/italian-island-ischia-ancient-currency-pontese-aenaria

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