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Live auction - bgr_756204 - BRUTTIUM - TERINA Nomos, statère ou didrachme

BRUTTIUM - TERINA Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU/XF
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 1 250 €
Maximum bid : 1 300 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2023 14:02:05
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 440-425 AC.
Mint name / Town : Térina, Bruttium
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 7,52 g.
Rarity : R2
slab NGC
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant un très beau portrait au droit. Frappe plus faible au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire sous coque NGC VF (Strike 5/5, Surface 2/5)


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de la nymphe Terina à droite entourée d’une couronne.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Niké assise à gauche tenant une couronne et un caducée.
Reverse legend : [TER-INAIWN].
Reverse translation : (de Terina).

Historical background


(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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