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Live auction - bgr_659439 - BRUTTIUM - CROTON Nomos, statère ou didrachme

BRUTTIUM - CROTON Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
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Estimate : 3 200 €
Price : 1 800 €
Maximum bid : 1 800 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:05:35
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 300-280 AC
Mint name / Town : Bruttium, Crotone
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 7,36 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré. Très beau portrait d’Apollon finement détaillé ainsi qu’un revers de toute beauté. Patine grise, légèrement tachée

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite, les cheveux longs, tombant sur la nuque.

Reverse


Reverse legend : KRO.
Reverse description : Trépied delphien, orné de deux volutes ; dans le champ à droite, une branche d’olivier avec deux bandelettes suspendues.
Reverse legend : KRO.
Reverse translation : (Crotone) placé verticalement vers l’intérieur.

Commentary


Semble de même coin de revers que l’exemplaire de l’American Numismatic Society (SNG ANS n° 392, pl. 12).

Historical background


BRUTTIUM - Crotone

(IV-III 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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