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bgr_572154 - BRUTTIUM - CROTON Obole

BRUTTIUM - CROTON Obole XF
250.00 €(Approx. 272.50$ | 210.00£)
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Type : Obole
Date: c. 530-500 AC.
Mint name / Town : Crotone, Bruttium
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,25 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Trépied delphien.

Reverse


Reverse legend : QPO.
Reverse description : Trépied delphien incus.

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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