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bgr_709963 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos ou Didrachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos ou Didrachme XF
480.00 €(Approx. 523.20$ | 398.40£)
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Type : Nomos ou Didrachme
Date: c. 250 AC
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,33 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré, quasi TTB+. Fine usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Cavalier galopant à droite, casqué, tenant une javeline de la main droite et un bouclier de la main gauche.
Obverse legend : DI/ APOL/LWNIOS.
Obverse translation : (Apollonios).

Reverse


Reverse description : Taras nu, chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, tenant un trident de la main droite reposant sur l'épaule, couronné par Niké volant à droite ; au-dessous, les flots.
Reverse legend : TARAS.

Historical background


CALABRIA - Taranto

(272-235 BC)

Autonomy - first alliance with the Romans

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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