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bgr_912491 - BRUTTIUM - KAULONIA Statère, nomos ou didrachme

BRUTTIUM - KAULONIA Statère, nomos ou didrachme XF
780.00 €(Approx. 834.60$ | 663.00£)
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Type : Statère, nomos ou didrachme
Date: c. 425-420 AC.
Mint name / Town : Caulonia, Bruttium
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 7,77 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Obverse description : Apollon nu, les cheveux longs tombant en longues tresses sur l’épaule, marchant à droite, tenant de la main droite relevée un rameau ; devant, un cerf posé sur un autel.
Obverse legend : KAULAUNONSATAN/ F.
Obverse translation : ( de Caulonia).

Reverse


Reverse description : Cerf debout à droite ; cassure de coin derrière les pattes avant ou petit crabe.
Reverse legend : KAULW.
Reverse translation : (Caulonia).

Historical background


BRUTTIUM - KAULONIA

(5th century BC)

Caulonia is an Achaean colony founded at the end of the 7th century BC. Another tradition makes Caulonia a Crotonian colony. Caulon, son of the Amazon Clete would be the eponymous hero of the city. The city 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 later rebuilt, but never regained its former fame.

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