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bgr_787222 - BRUTTIUM - TERINA Tetras

BRUTTIUM - TERINA Tetras VF
75.00 €(Approx. 81.75$ | 63.00£)
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Type : Tetras
Date: c. 350-275 AC.
Mint name / Town : Térina, Bruttium
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,88 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Usure importante. Joli crabe. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête de la nymphe Terina à droite, les cheveux tirés en arrière et retenus par un sphendoné.

Reverse


Reverse description : Crabe vu de dessus avec un croissant renversé entre les pinces.
Reverse legend : [TERI].

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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