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Live auction - bgr_668042 - BRUTTIUM - CROTON Nomos ou statère

BRUTTIUM - CROTON Nomos ou statère AU
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2021/06/15 14:00:00
bgr_668042
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Type : Nomos ou statère
Date: c. 510-480 AC.
Mint name / Town : Crotone
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,90 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré. Jolie représentation du droit, bien venue à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : QPO (DE HAUT EN BAS).
Obverse description : Trépied delphien ; un héron dans le champ à droite ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : Trépied incus ; grènetis en creux.

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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