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Live auction - bgr_609174 - BRUTTIUM - CROTON Nomos ou statère

BRUTTIUM - CROTON Nomos ou statère XF
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Estimate : 720 €
Price : 330 €
Maximum bid : 340 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:03:29
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Nomos ou statère
Date: c. 425-380 AC.
Mint name / Town : Crotone, Bruttium
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,00 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 7,26 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure régulière. Métal légèrement griffé devant la tête de l’aigle mais belle représentation du droit, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Aigle debout à gauche sur une tête de cerf.

Reverse


Reverse legend : QPO[T].
Reverse description : Trépied delphien ; dans le champ à gauche, une feuille de vigne.
Reverse translation : (Crotone).

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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