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E-auction 512-424686 - bgr_808591 - BRUTTIUM - TERINA Diobole

BRUTTIUM - TERINA Diobole VF
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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 59 €
Maximum bid : 59 €
End of the sale : 06 February 2023 14:04:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Diobole
Date: c. 420-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Térina, Bruttium
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,14 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré à l’usure importante mais régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de la nymphe Terina à droite, les cheveux dans un sphendoné avec collier et boucles d’oreille.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Niké assise à gauche sur un cippe carré, les ailes repliées, nue jusqu’à la ceinture, tenant une bandelette de la main droite.
Reverse legend : TERI.
Reverse translation : (de Terina).

Historical background


BRUTTIUM - TERINA

(5th - 4th century BC)

Terina, founded in the 6th century BC, was a colony of Croton, located on the Tyrrhenian Sea, on the western coast of Bruttium. It was conquered by the Bruttians in 356 BC, then liberated by Alexander the Molossus, king of Epirus between 334 and 330 BC before passing under Roman domination after the fall of Taranto in 272 BC The city was totally destroyed during the Second Punic War by Hannibal in 203 BC.

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