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Live auction - bgr_559426 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos ou didrachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos ou didrachme AU
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Type : Nomos ou didrachme
Date: c. 302-281 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,61 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine grise


Obverse description : Cavalier nu galopant à droite, brandissant une javeline de la main droite, tenant de la main gauche, la bride de son cheval, deux javelines transversales et un bouclier rond vu de l’intérieur.
Obverse legend : SI// DEINOKRATHS.
Obverse translation : (Deinocratès).


Reverse description : Taras nu, chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, s’appuyant de la main gauche sur le dos de l’animal et de la main droite tendue, un petit dauphin.
Reverse legend : TARAS.
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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