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Live auction - bgr_564549 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos ou didrachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos ou didrachme AU
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Type : Nomos ou didrachme
Date: c. 250-235 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,17 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, bien centré. Jolie représentation du droit. Fine usure superficielle. Patine grise de collection

Obverse


Obverse description : Cavalier nu, galopant à droite, tenant une javeline transversale de la main droite, un bouclier et deux autres javelines de la main gauche.
Obverse legend : DI/ ARI-STO/KL-HS.
Obverse translation : (Aristoclès).

Reverse


Reverse description : Taras nu, chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, tenant un canthare de la main droite et un trident de la main gauche ; derrière à droite, une tête de nymphe.
Reverse legend : TARAS.
Reverse translation : (Tarente).

Historical background


CALABRIA - Taranto

(272-235 BC)

Autonomy - first alliance with the Romans (272-235 avant J.-C.)

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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