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E-auction 210-137072 - BRUTTIUM - BRETTIAN LEAGUE Drachme ou unité

BRUTTIUM - BRETTIAN LEAGUE Drachme ou unité AU/VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 51 €
End of the sale : 24 April 2017 14:03:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Drachme ou unité
Date: 211-208 AC.
Mint name / Town : Bruttium, Locres ou Crotone
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 8,04 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête de Zeus. Revers piqué. Patine marron foncé

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus (Jupiter) à droite, derrière, un foudre posé verticalement.

Reverse


Reverse description : Guerrier nu (Arès/Mars) casqué, tenant une longue javeline transversale et un bouclier ovale marchant à droite ; au-dessous, un bucrane de face volant à droite ; grènetis circulaire.
Reverse legend : BR-ETTIWN.
Reverse translation : (des Brettiens).

Commentary


Émission au foudre. Bucrane au revers sous le bouclier, les ailes ouvertes est légèrement stylisée.

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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