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bgr_603031 - BRUTTIUM - BRETTIAN LEAGUE Drachme ou unité

BRUTTIUM - BRETTIAN LEAGUE Drachme ou unité XF
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Item sold on our e-shop (2022)
Price : 150.00 €
Type : Drachme ou unité
Date: 214-211 AC.
Mint name / Town : Locres ou Crotone, Bruttium
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 6,89 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, flan éclaté à 1h. Usure régulière. Joli portrait. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus (Jupiter) à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur un foudre, les ailes ouvertes, la tête tournée à droite ; dans le champ à gauche, un foudre .
Reverse legend : BRET-TIWN.
Reverse translation : (des Brettiens).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


BRUTTIUM - Bruttii - THE BRETTIENS

(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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