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Live auction - bgr_413058 - SICILY - KAMARINA Tetras

SICILY - KAMARINA Tetras
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 205 €
Maximum bid : 230 €
End of the sale : 31 January 2017 14:03:00
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tetras 
Date c. 420-410 AC. 
Mint name / Town : Camarina, Sicile 
Metal : copper 
Diameter : 14,5  mm
Orientation dies : 3  h.
Weight : 3,02  g.
Rarity : R1 
Coments on the condition : Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête de Gorgone à l’expression sévère. Joli revers de style fin avec une chouette élancée. Patine marron superficielle 
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Obverse
Reverse
Commentary
Historical background
Obverse legend : Anépigraphe .
Obverse description : Tête de Méduse (Gorgone), la bouche ouverte, la langue pendante, la chevelure ondulée, grènetis circulaire .
Reverse legend : Légende rétrograde .
Reverse description : Chouette debout à gauche, la tête de face ; dans le champ à gauche, un lézard ; à l'exergue marque de valeur : trois globules .
Reverse legend : KAMA .
Poids léger. Pour ce type G. Buceti a recensé quarante-neuf exemplaires pour plusieurs variétés avec des poids compris entre 2,69 g et 3,25 g. Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. Mais le tetras est en fait beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages de référence.

SICILY - Camarina

(Fifth century BC)

Camarina was founded by settlers Syracusan in 599-598 BC It is often objected to his mother before being destroyed first by the tyrant Gelon of Syracuse in 484 BC Its inhabitants were deported in the Sicilian city. The city was refounded in 466 to 465 BC with the help of the inhabitants of Gela and camariniens refugees. Coinage began to 461 BC The city was evacuated in 405 BC before the Carthaginian danger. The people fled to Syracuse. The city was finally destroyed by the Romans during the First Punic War in 258 BC.