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Live auction - bgr_411424 - LUCANIA - THOURIOI Quadrans

LUCANIA - THOURIOI Quadrans
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 31 January 2017 14:02:30
Type : Quadrans 
Date c. 268-194 AC. 
Mint name / Town : Thurium, Lucanie 
Metal : bronze 
Diameter : 16,5  mm
Orientation dies : 12  h.
Weight : 2,92  g.
Rarity : R1 
Coments on the condition : Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage sur un petit flan parfaitement centré. Très belle tête d’Apollon. Revers particulièrement bine venu à la frappe, finement détaillé. Belle patine vert foncé 
Catalogue references : ANS.1278 (suppl.)  - MIAMG.2888 (325€)  - Cop.1509  - HN. Italy1927 
Obverse
Reverse
Commentary
Historical background
Obverse legend : Anépigraphe .
Obverse description : Tête d’Apollon laurée à gauche avec les mèches de cheveux tombant sur la nuque .
Reverse description : Légende placée horizontalement au-dessus d’un foudre ailé ; au-dessous, un monogramme .
Reverse legend : QOURIWN/ Th .
Poids léger. Ce type de bronze pourrait correspondre à un quadrans d’étalon semi-oncial.

LUCANIA - THURIUM

(268-194 BC)

Thurium the new Sybaris was founded in 443 BC on the site of ancient Sybaris, destroyed in 510 BC by the Crotona. It was a Panhellenic Athenian colony, initially populated by Messenians, driven by the Spartans. His coinage of money was very important. It was refounded in 194 BC under the name of Copia by the Romans.