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CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos ou didrachme AU/XF
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 January 2019 14:02:30
Type : Nomos ou didrachme
Date: c. 272 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,45 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier bien centré. Beau droit de style fin de frappe un peu molle. Revers de style fin. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés et irisés bleutés


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).


Poids léger. Sur cet exemplaire, le droit est finement détaillé, le bouclier en particulier est orné d’un astre à six rais centré en cœur. Ce type est l’un des plus courants du monnayage tarentin.

Historical background

CALABRIA - Taranto

(281-272 BC)

Pyrrhus strategist, king of Epirus (295-272 avant J.-C.)

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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