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E-auction 253-176548 - BRUTTIUM - CROTON Nomos ou statère

BRUTTIUM - CROTON Nomos ou statère VF/VF
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2018/02/19 14:01:30
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Type : Nomos ou statère
Date: c. 480-430 AC.
Mint name / Town : Crotone, Bruttium
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 7,60 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, décentré au revers à l’usure très importante, identifiable. Patine grise superficielle
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Elsen 68, n° 51

Obverse


Obverse legend : QPO, LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Obverse description : Trépied delphien ; une cigogne dans le champ à droite ; grènetis circulaire.
Obverse translation : (Crotone).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Trépied delphien en relief.

Commentary


Type intéressant nous montrant le trépied en relief des deux côtés. Sur cet exemplaire, la cigogne est placé à droite.

Historical background


BRUTTIUM - Crotone

(Fifth century BC)

Crotone is an Achaean colony founded in 710 BC Under the direction of Milo of Croton seized the Sybaris they destroyed. In the next century as a result of infighting, the city declined before falling into the hands of Dionysius of Syracuse in 378 BC, then Agathokles in 296 BC and finally between those Pyrrhus in 277 BC It was conquered by the Romans during the Second Punic War after the battle of Cannae in 216 BC.

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