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Live auction - bgr_787990 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos ou didrachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos ou didrachme AU
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 460 €
Maximum bid : 470 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2023 14:00:40
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Nomos ou didrachme
Date: c. 272 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,49 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan idéalement centré. Très beau revers. Patine grise de collection


Obverse description : Cavalier galopant à gauche, casqué, armé d'une double javeline et d'un bouclier orné d'un astre.
Obverse legend : IW/ APOLLW.
Obverse translation : (Apollo).


Reverse description : Taras nu, chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, tenant une grappe de raisin de la main droite et une quenouille de la gauche.
Reverse legend : ANQ/ TARAS.
Reverse translation : (Tarente).

Historical background

CALABRIA - Taranto

(281-272 BC)

Pyrrhus strategist, king of Epirus

After the "victory" of Ascoli in 279 BC, Pyrrhus, who could not get a decisive victory over the Romans, was angry with his Greek and Syracusan allies and was finally defeated at Benevento in 275 before BC He retired in Epirus, where he was quickly killed.

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