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Live auction - bgr_683178 - BRUTTIUM - BRETTIAN LEAGUE Double unité ou didrachme

BRUTTIUM - BRETTIAN LEAGUE Double unité ou didrachme XF
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 03 August 2021 14:05:52
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Double unité ou didrachme
Date: c. 211-208 AC.
Mint name / Town : Locres ou Crotone, Bruttium
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 14,38 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Présence de concrétions. Revers agréable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée d’Arès à gauche coiffé du casque corinthien à triple aigrette orné de Pégase ; au-dessous, foudre : derrière la tête, un symbole (globule).


Reverse description : Héra Hoplosmia drapée debout de face, tournée à droite, tenant un bouclier de la main gauche et tenant une haste transversale de la main droite ; dans le champ à droite, petite chouette volant à droite vue de face.
Reverse legend : BRETTIWN.


C’est une des dernières émissions pour le monnayage des Bruttiens. Émission qui se caractérise par un foudre placé sous la tête d’Arès avec pour différent une petite chouette dans le champ inférieur droit.

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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