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Live auction - bgr_412195 - ETRURIA - POPULONIA Drachme ou 10 assi

ETRURIA - POPULONIA Drachme ou 10 assi
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 910 €
Maximum bid : 1 100 €
End of the sale : 13 December 2016 14:01:01
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Drachme ou 10 assi 
Date c. 211-206 AC. 
Mint name / Town : Étrurie, Populonia 
Metal : silver 
Diameter : 17,5  mm
Weight : 4,25  g.
Rarity : R2 
Coments on the condition : Bel exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré avec le grènetis visible. Petit défaut avec un début de cassure de coin. Belle patine de collection anciene 
Catalogue references : Vecchi2229 70/235 (A/ 3)  - MIAMG.121 (R) (1250€)  - Cop.39  - HN. Italy168  - SNG. France 6./45  - ANS.-  - Samb.73  - BMC.14  - Delepierre103 
Predigree : Cet exemplaire provient de la liste de Nicola IX, 1962, n° 104 
Historical background
Obverse legend : Anépigraphe, derrière X .
Obverse description : Tête masculine laurée à gauche .
Reverse legend : Anépigraphe .
Reverse description : Lisse avec une excroissance oblongue .
Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire du British Muséum (BMC. 14) et que l’exemplaire de la collection Delepierre n° 103. Début de cassure de coin caractéristique.


(Third century BC)

Populonia was located on the Tyrrhenian coast, not far from the current Piombino, opposite the island of Elba. The city is mentioned by Virgil (Aeneid, 10, 172), Livy (HR. 28, 45, 15, 30, 39, 2), Pliny (HN. 3, 50), Strabo (G. 5, 223) and Ptolemy (G. 3, 1, 14). The Etruscan name of the city "Pupluna" is known to us through monetary inscription with an older form of "Fufluna". The foundation of the city resulting from the first union twelve tribes of Etruscan origin and a tribe from Volterra. The great period of economic expansion is the third and second centuries BC.

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