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bgr_913540 - APULIA - LUCERIA Quincunx coulé

APULIA - LUCERIA Quincunx coulé XF
980.00 €(Approx. 1048.60$ | 823.20£)
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Type : Quincunx coulé
Date: c. 217-212 AC.
Mint name / Town : Luceria, Apulie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Weight : 29,81 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Jolies roues. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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.

Commentary


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

(4th - 2nd century BC)

Lucera or Luceria of Apulia was a small city located in the province of Foggia whose mythical foundation would go to Diomedes who would have deposited the Palladium in the main temple of the city. The city, after the Samnite wars, fell under Roman domination in 314 BC and then became a colony. The city served as winter quarters for the Roman army during the Second Punic War. She still played a role at the time of the Civil wars between Pompey and Caesar.

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