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E-auction 495-404896 - bgr_768426 - BRUTTIUM - BRETTIAN LEAGUE Drachme ou unité

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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 23 €
End of the sale : 10 October 2022 14:04:00
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Drachme ou unité
Date: 214-211 AC.
Mint name / Town : Locres ou Crotone, Bruttium
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 5,28 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure importante. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus (Jupiter) à droite ; derrière, un épi d’orge.


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes ouvertes, la tête tournée à droite ; dans le champ à gauche, une corne d’abondance ; au-dessus de la tête de l’aigle, un croissant.
Reverse legend : BRET-TIWN.
Reverse translation : (des Brettiens).


Poids léger. Ce bronze appartient à la quatrième période et au groupe de l’épi, frappé entre 214 et 211 avant J.-C. qui comprend des double unités, des unités, des demi-unités, des quart et des sixième d’unités. Pour l’unité ou drachme de bronze, nous avons plusieurs symboles placés derrière la tête de Zeus.

Historical background


(215-203 BC)

The Bruttii, a people originally from Central Italy, settled in Bruttium by merging with the local tribes of the Szeklers. In the 4th and 3rd centuries, they maintained their independence and fought against the Greek city-states of Italy. Coming into contact with the Romans during the struggle which opposed them to 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 facing the Romans who eventually integrated them between 194 and 190 BC..

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