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Live auction - bgr_412018 - CALABRIA - TARAS Diobole

CALABRIA - TARAS Diobole
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 145 €
Maximum bid : 145 €
End of the sale : 31 January 2017 14:01:00
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Diobole 
Date c. 325-280 AC. 
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre 
Metal : silver 
Diameter : 11  mm
Orientation dies : 11  h.
Weight : 0,84  g.
Rarity : R2 
Coments on the condition : Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, bien centré au droit, un peu court au revers sur Héraklès. Joli tête d’Athéna. Revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection ancienne 
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Obverse
Reverse
Commentary
Historical background
Obverse legend : Anépigraphe .
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna (Minerve) à droite, coiffée du casque attique à cimier orné d’un skylla (monstre marin) .
Reverse legend : C .
Reverse description : Héraklès (Hercule) debout à droite, étranglant le lion de Némée; massue dans le champ à gauche, posée verticalement ; lettre entre les jambes d’Héraklès .
Reverse legend : [TAR]/ .
Hybride associant un droit d’un type (V. 1384) et un revers de l’autre (. 1368). Sur cet exemplaire, au revers,la musculature d’Héraklès est bien détaillée. Cette émission est bien ciblée avec la lettre (C) entre les jambes d’Héraklès qui semble regravée sur un phi.

CALABRIA - Taranto

(302-281 BC)

Between leaving Kléonymos Sparta in 302 BC and the arrival of Pyrrhus, king of Epirus twenty years later, the history of Taranto and its territory remains unclear with many areas shadow on the historical and monetary plans. The intervention of the king of Epirus was the beginning of the decline of the city Tarentine.

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