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bgr_913379 - AKARNANIA - LEUKAS Unité

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Price : 280.00 €
Type : Unité
Date: c. 350-330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Leucas, Acarnanie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,21 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très belle chimère, bien venue à la frappe. Droit à l’usure régulière. Patine vert foncé
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Obverse description : Belléphoron nu coiffé du pétase, brandissant une javeline de la main droite et tenant les rênes de la main gauche, chevauchant Pégase volant à droite ; un monogramme au-dessous.


Reverse description : Chimère passant à droite.
Reverse legend : LEU.
Reverse translation : (Leucas).

Historical background


(400-350 BC)

Leucas is an island 32 km long and 12 km at its widest point, connected to the land by an isthmus. The city was located opposite the entrance to the Gulf of Ambracia. Its name comes from the many limestone hills on the island. The Corinthian colony was founded between 650 and 625 BC. As the monetary types indicate, Leucas was a Corinthian colony. These staters were widely used for trade with Syracuse and Italy. The city was the second production center for foals just after Corinth, the metropolis. This coinage lasted until the destruction of Corinth in 306 BC..

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