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Live auction - bgr_868237 - BRUTTIUM - KAULONIA Statère, nomos ou didrachme

BRUTTIUM - KAULONIA Statère, nomos ou didrachme XF/AU
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Type : Statère, nomos ou didrachme
Date: c. 475-425 AC.
Mint name / Town : Caulonia
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,62 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan idéalement centré. Très beau revers, bien venu à la frappe. Fine usure régulière. Patine grise


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 ; un petit personnage courant à droite, les jambes ailées, tournant la tête à gauche, tenant un rameau ; devant les jambes d’Apollon, un cerf à droite tournant la tête à gauche.
Obverse legend : KAUL.


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Reverse description : Cerf debout à droite ; devant l’animal, un rameau ; grènetis circulaire.
Reverse legend : KAUL.

Historical background


(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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