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Live auction - bgr_764149 - BRUTTIUM - BRETTIAN LEAGUE Drachme

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Estimate : 2 800 €
Price : 1 500 €
Maximum bid : 1 500 €
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 14:03:25
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 215-205 AC.
Mint name / Town : Locres ou Crotone, Bruttium
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 5,02 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Revers fantastique, finement détaillé. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Niké à droite, l’aile visible de chaque côté du visage ; un oiseau derrière la tête.


Reverse description : Dieu rivière, imberbe, nu debout de face, cornu, portant sa main droite à sa tête, tenant un sceptre long de la main gauche avec les plis de son vêtement sur le bras gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, un thymiaterion.
Reverse legend : BRETTIWN/ (PA).
Reverse translation : (des Brettiens).

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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