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Live auction - bgr_758120 - BRUTTIUM - CROTON Nomos ou statère

BRUTTIUM - CROTON Nomos ou statère AU
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Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : 1 500 €
Maximum bid : 2 000 €
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 14:04:25
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Nomos ou statère
Date: c. 530-500 AC.
Mint name / Town : Crotone, Bruttium
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,94 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan large, centré des deux côtés. Trépied de toute beauté, finement détaillé. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P.-R. B et de la vente Alde-Crinon, 12 Juin 2018, lot n° 8


Obverse legend : QPO RÉTROGRADE.
Obverse description : Trépied delphien posé sur une base.
Obverse translation : (Crotone).


Reverse description : Revers incus.

Historical background


(510-480 BC)

Crotone is an Achaean colony founded in 710 BC Under the leadership of Milon, the Crotoniates captured Sybaris and destroyed it. In the following century, following internal struggles, the city declined before falling into the hands of Dionysius of Syracuse in 378 BC, then Agathokles in 296 BC and finally between those of Pyrrhus in 277 BCE. It was conquered by the Romans during the Second Punic War after the Battle of Cannae in 216 BC.

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