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Live auction - bgr_683200 - CALABRIA - TARAS Drachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Drachme XF
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Estimate : 200 €
Price : 175 €
Maximum bid : 175 €
End of the sale : 03 August 2021 14:02:54
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 280-272 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,22 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan court, centré des deux côtés. Très jolie chouette. Patine grise
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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