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Live auction - bgr_780429 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme MS
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Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 235 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 6,48 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire sur un flan court, centré. Cavalier de toute beauté, finement détaillé. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés

Obverse


Obverse legend : SOUS LE CHEVAL, LÉGENDE GRECQUE.
Obverse description : Cavalier barbu, vêtu militairement galopant à droite, vu de face, tenant une petite Niké qui le couronne.
Obverse legend : ERKT// KALLIKRA/THS.
Obverse translation : (Kallicratès).

Reverse


Reverse description : Taras chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, tenant un trident de la main droite et une petite Niké de la main gauche, le couronnant.
Reverse legend : TARAS// NE.
Reverse translation : (Tarente).

Historical background


CALABRIA - Taranto

(235-228 BC)

Autonomy - second alliance with the Romans

In 272 BC, Taranto surrendered after a long siege, the consul Lucius Papirius Cursor. After the departure of Pyrrhus, Taranto submitted to Rome. Under the leadership of Consul Spurius Carvilius Maximus, Taranto, an ally of Rome at first, eventually rallied to Hannibal in 213 BC The Roman garrison, a refugee on the acropolis of Taranto, resisted for five years. The city was finally submitted by Fabius Maximus in 209 BC which reduced most of the population into slavery, thirty thousand people according to Livy (XXVI, 39).

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