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bgr_580899 - CALABRIA - TARAS Litra

CALABRIA - TARAS Litra XF
175.00 €(Approx. 190.75$ | 145.25£)
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Type : Litra
Date: c. 470-450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 0,71 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine de collection, légèrement tachée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Pétoncle et grènetis.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête féminine de nymphe à gauche dans les restes d’un carré creux.

Commentary


Notre type est anépigraphe. Le pétoncle est composé de dix peignes (pecten) inclus dans un grènetis extérieur. Au revers, la nymphe est parfois assimilée à la cité de Tarente elle-même. Nous avons déjà eu l’occasion de présenter la demi-litra avec les mêmes caractéristiques.

Historical background


CALABRIA - Taranto

(Fifth century BC)

Taranto, founded around 706 BC by the Parthénopéens was the only colony of Sparta. According to mythology, Taras was the son of Poseidon and the nymph Satyra. He was saved in a shipwreck by a dolphin who placed near the future city and legend TAPAS designates the city. After the departure of Pyrrhus, Taranto submitted to Rome. Under the leadership of Consul Spurius Carvilius Maximus, Taranto became an allied city of Rome. After the defeat of 272 BC, it enjoyed a period of great prosperity that lasted until the Second Punic War (221-202 BC).

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