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bgr_512925 - CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Nomos, statère ou didrachme

CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Nomos, statère ou didrachme XF
630.00 €(Approx. 762.30$ | 548.10£)
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Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 340-325 AC.
Mint name / Town : Naples, Campanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,30 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan bien centré au revers, légèrement décentré au droit. Usure régulière. Beau portrait au droit. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête de la nymphe Parthénope ou Neapolis à gauche, la chevelure bouclée, ceinte d’un bandeau avec collier et boucles d’oreille ; derrière la tête, petit buste d’Hélios de face.

Reverse


Reverse description : Taureau androcéphale passant à droite couronné par Niké volant à droite.
Reverse legend : IS// [NEO]POLIT[WN].
Reverse translation : (des Napolitains).

Historical background


CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS (NAPLES)

(340-241 BC)

Neapolis, very old creation was first founded by colonists from Rhodes under the name of Parthenope in the eighth century BC The city was then colonized by the people of Cumae a century later. In the fifth century BC under the leadership of chalcidoid and Athenian colonists, the city took its final name of Neapolis (Naples). The Samnites finally invade Campania and occupy the citadel of Naples for over fifty years. Finally the Romans took possession of Naples in the third century BC The city remained nevertheless Hellenized and maintained its independence until 241 BC.

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