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Live auction - bgr_456733 - BRUTTIUM - BRETTIAN LEAGUE “Didrachme”

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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 280 €
Maximum bid : 300 €
End of the sale : 31 October 2017 14:03:11
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : “Didrachme”
Date: c. 214-211 AC.
Mint name / Town : Locres ou Crotone Bruttium
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,93 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais et irrégulier. Belle tête d’Arès. Joli revers. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée d’Arès (Mars) à gauche coiffé du casque corinthien à triple aigrette orné d’un pégase ; sous la tête, un épi d’orge ; derrière la tête deux globules.


Reverse description : Niké (Victoria) drapée (peplos) debout à gauche, étendant sa main droite au-dessus d’un trophée d’armes et tenant une palme de la main gauche ; au milieu, un pentagramme.
Reverse legend : BRETTIWN.
Reverse translation : (des Brettiens).


Cette émission de guerre est décrite par N. K. Rutter comme “un didrachme” fiduciaire d’où une série pondérale avec un spectre large. Émission particulière au pentagramme.

Historical background


(215-203 BC)

Bruttii the native people of Central Italy, settled in Bruttium based with local tribes Sicilians. The fourth and third centuries, they maintained their independence and fought against the Greek cities of Italy. Contacted the Romans during the struggle that opposed Pyrrhus (281-275 BC), they rallied to Hannibal during the Second Punic War (221-202 BC). After the departure of the Carthaginians, they found themselves face to the Romans who eventually integrate between 194 and 190 BC.

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