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Live auction - bgr_666861 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos ou statère

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos ou statère AU
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Type : Nomos ou statère
Date: c. 281-272 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 6,51 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré. Très joli droit, bien venu à la frappe. Revers de très beau style. Belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés et irisés


Obverse description : Cavalier nu passant à droite, couronnant son cheval.
Obverse legend : IW/ NEU/MH.


Reverse description : Taras nu, chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, tenant un casque de la main droite, accosté de deux astres symbolisant les Dioscures.
Reverse legend : TARAS/ POLU.

Historical background

CALABRIA - Taranto

(281-272 BC)

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

Following the arrival of Pyrrhus in Italy, 281 BC, the consul L. Aemilius Barbula devastated the territory of Tarentum after the destruction of a Roman fleet in the Gulf of Taranto. Pyrrhus, with his elephants and to everyone's surprise, won the indecisive Battle of Heraclea in 279 BC, hence the term "Pyrrhic victory" which equates to a victory which leaves the winner if Out of a defeat would not weakened more. uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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