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Live auction - bgr_604879 - CALABRIA - TARAS Drachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Drachme MS
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Starting price : 500 €
Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : 820 €
Maximum bid : 1 021 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:00:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 280-272 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire, sur un flan court, centré des deux côtés. Chouette de toute beauté et de très bon style. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Athéna à gauche coiffé du casque attique à triple aigrette orné du skylla.

Reverse


Reverse description : Chouette debout à droite sur un foudre, les ailes ouvertes.
Reverse legend : [TAR/ SWS].
Reverse translation : (Tarente).

Historical background


CALABRIA - Taranto

(281-272 BC)

Pyrrhus strategist, king of Epirus (295-272 avant J.-C.)

After the "victory" of Ascoli in 279 BC, Pyrrhus, who could not get a decisive victory over the Romans, was angry with his Greek and Syracusan allies and was finally defeated at Benevento in 275 before BC He retired in Epirus, where he was quickly killed.

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