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Live auction - bgr_467453 - BRUTTIUM - REGGIO Obole

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Estimate : 720 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:04:13
Type : Obole
Date: c. 260-215 AC.
Mint name / Town : Rhégium, Bruttium
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 26 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 9,59 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et bombé bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis complets. Très belle tête d’Artémis. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe, de frappe faible sur la légende. Très beau lion. Jolie patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Dionysos numismatique et de la collection M. P


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Artémis à droite, le carquois et l’arc sur l’épaule.


Reverse description : Lion passant à droite.
Reverse legend : RHGI//NWN.
Reverse translation : (de Rhegium).


Ce type est parfois surfrappé sur un type plus ancien (HN. 2534).

Historical background

BRUTTIUM - Rhegium

(Third century BC)

Rhegium (Rhegion), the last city of the Italian boot on the mainland, located on the Strait of Messina in front of Sicily, was founded around 720 BC by settlers chalcidoid. The city was destroyed in 387 BC by Dionysius of Syracuse. It was however rebuilt by Denys young to 356-350 BC The Romans captured the city in 271 BC, but were quickly expelled. After 203 BC and the end of the second Punic war, Rhegium definitely fell under Roman domination.

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