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Live auction - bgr_456276 - BRUTTIUM - KAULONIA Statère, nomos ou didrachme

BRUTTIUM - KAULONIA Statère, nomos ou didrachme XF
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 500 €
Maximum bid : 610 €
End of the sale : 31 October 2017 14:02:41
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Statère, nomos ou didrachme
Date: c. 480-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Caulonia
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 7,74 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier bien centré, irrégulier et court au revers à l’usure importante, parfaitement indeitifiable. Patine de médaillier
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock Poisignon en 2015


Obverse legend : LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Obverse description : Apollon nu, marchant à droite, tenant de la main droite relevée un rameau ; une lettre rétrograde entre les jambes d’Apollon ; cordon circulaire.
Obverse legend : [KAU]/ B.


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Reverse description : Cerf debout à droite .
Reverse legend : KAULO.

Historical background


(Fifth century BC)

Caulonia is an Achaean colony founded in the late seventh century BC Another tradition Caulonia a Croton colony. Caulon, son of Clete amazon is the eponymous hero of the city. The town was finally destroyed by Dionysius of Syracuse in 388 BC Its inhabitants were deported to Syracuse while its territory was annexed by the Locrians. The city of Caulonia was then rebuilt, but never regained its reputation of yesteryear.

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