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Live auction - bgr_663563 - APULIA - LUCERIA Quincunx coulé

APULIA - LUCERIA Quincunx coulé XF
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Type : Quincunx coulé
Date: c. 217-212 AC.
Mint name / Town : Luceria, Apulie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24 mm
Weight : 44,96 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier avec la trace du pennon de coulée. Patine verte
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du Crédit de la Bourse (Y. Cellard) en 1998 et de la collection Thierry de Craeker


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Roue à quatre rayons avec entretoises.


Reverse legend : L.
Reverse description : Roue à quatre rayons avec entretoises ornée au premier canton de cinq globules posés en carré centré et au quatrième canton d’une lettre.


Coulé. Dénomination très rare, poids compris entre 30,45 et 43,45 g grammes (erreur de poids dans le HGCS 1, n° 602 et sur l’ensemble de la série). La série est basée sur un as de 10 onces d’environ 79 grammes comme le fait remarquer I. Vecchi dans la deuxième version de son ouvrage.

Historical background

Apulia - Luceria

(IV - II century BC)

Lucera or Luceria Apulia was a small city located in the province of Foggia whose mythical foundation would Diomedes who had lodged the Palladium in the main temple of the city. The city after the war Samnites fell under Roman rule in 314 BC and later became a colony. The city served as the winter quarters of the Roman army during the Second Punic War. She even played a role at the time of the Civil War between Pompey and Caesar.

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