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Live auction - bgr_653909 - BRUTTIUM - LOCRI Statère

BRUTTIUM - LOCRI Statère AU
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Estimate : 700 €
Price : 710 €
Maximum bid : 730 €
End of the sale : 26 October 2021 14:04:22
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: c. 325-317 AC.
Mint name / Town : Locres, Bruttium
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,47 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli portrait d’Athéna. Beau Pégase. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Pégase volant à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière une tête d’aigle.
Reverse legend : LOK.
Reverse translation : (de Locres).

Historical background


BRUTTIUM - Locri

(Fourth century BC)

Alexander the Molossian king of Epirus (342-330 avant J.-C.)

Lokroi Epizephyrioi (Locri) was founded in 690 BC by settlers opontiens and Locrians. The city, an ally of Syracuse, fell under the rule of Dionysius I in 388 BC The city did not recover its autonomy in 346 BC, when began his coinage. Its territory was one of the largest in the Great Greece, so vulnerable. Locrians appealed to Alexander the Molossian king of Epirus to intervene in southern Italy against the Lucan tribes and Brettiens. Alexander, installed in Locri, led several offensives before finding death in 330 BC to Pandosia. During the intervention of Pyrrhus, from 280 BC in southern Italy at the request of Tarentum, Locri found himself to be the headquarters of the king of Epirus. But after the departure of the king in 277 BC, the Locrians entered the Roman alliance in helping to drive the Greek garrison. During the Second Punic War, Locri opened in Hannibal in 216 BC after the disaster of Cannes and was one of the main ports for fueling Carthaginians. The city was finally taken by Scipio in 205 BC.

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