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E-auction 206-133721 - BRUTTIUM - CROTON Triobole

BRUTTIUM - CROTON Triobole VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 47 €
Maximum bid : 65 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2017 14:00:30
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Triobole
Date: c. 450-420 AC.
Mint name / Town : Crotone, Bruttium
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,18 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : QPO (LETTRES RÉTROGRADES.
Obverse description : Trépied delphien ; grènetis circulaire.
Obverse translation : (Crotone).

Reverse


Reverse legend : Q.
Reverse description : Pégase volant à droite.

Commentary


Sur notre exemplaire, nous avons un koppa arachaIque au revers qui rappelle que Crotone est une colonie corinthienne.

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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