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Live auction - bgr_750230 - CALABRIA - TARAS Drachme

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 26 July 2022 14:02:30
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 302-281 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,73 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré présentant un très joli revers. Portrait d’Athéna à l’usure régulière. Patine grise


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


Reverse description : Chouette debout à droite ; dans le champ à droite, une massue posée verticalement.
Reverse legend : TAR/ IOR.
Reverse translation : (Tarente).

Historical background

CALABRIA - Taranto

(302-281 BC)

Between leaving Kléonymos Sparta in 302 BC and the arrival of Pyrrhus, king of Epirus twenty years later, the history of Taranto and its territory remains unclear with many areas shadow on the historical and monetary plans. The intervention of the king of Epirus was the beginning of the decline of the city Tarentine.

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