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Live auction - bgr_571239 - BRUTTIUM - BRETTIAN LEAGUE Sextans

BRUTTIUM - BRETTIAN LEAGUE Sextans XF
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2021/08/03 14:00:00
bgr_571239
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Type : Sextans
Date: c. 214-211 AC.
Mint name / Town : Locres ou Crotone, Bruttium
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 19,12 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et très épais. Beau portrait de haut relief. Joli revers. Patine vert foncé

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée d’Arès à gauche coiffé du casque corinthien à triple aigrette orné d’un pégase ; sous la tête, un épi d’orge ; derrière la tête deux globules.

Reverse


Reverse description : Niké drapée debout à gauche, étendant sa main droite au-dessus d’un trophée d’armes et tenant une palme de la main gauche ; au milieu, une corne d’abondance ; dans le champ à droite, un plectrum.
Reverse legend : BRETT/IWN.

Commentary


Poids très lourd. Cette émission de guerre est décrite par N. K. Rutter comme “un didrachme” fiduciaire d’où une série pondérale avec un spectre large.

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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