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Live auction - bgr_638330 - BRUTTIUM - CROTON Nomos ou statère

BRUTTIUM - CROTON Nomos ou statère XF
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Starting price : 400 €
Estimate : 600 €
Price : 440 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 26 January 2021 14:04:07
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Nomos ou statère
Date: c. 500-480 AC.
Mint name / Town : Crotone, Bruttium
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,28 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Des faiblesses. Joli crabe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : QPO RÉTROGRADE.
Obverse description : Trépied delphien ; un crabe dans le champ à gauche ; grènetis circulaire.
Obverse translation : (Crotone).


Reverse legend : QPO RÉTROGRADE.
Reverse description : Trépied incus ; grènetis en creux ; poulpe dans le champ à gauche et dauphin dans le champ à droite.

Historical background

BRUTTIUM - Crotone

(510-480 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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