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Live auction - bgr_683203 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme MS/AU
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Estimate : 1 000 €
Price : 1 350 €
Maximum bid : 1 350 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:03:12
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 275 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 6,44 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée des deux côtés, éclaté à 3h et 5h. Superbe exemplaire, de haut relief et finement détaillé. Patine grise avec reflets dorés


Obverse description : Cavalier nu, coiffé d’un casque attique à triple aigrette, galopant à droite, tenant une javeline transversale de la main droite, un bouclier et deux autres javelines de la main gauche.
Obverse legend : EU/ SWST/ATOS.


Reverse description : Taras nu, chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, tenant une petite Niké stéphanophoros de la main droite et une corne d’abondance de la main gauche ; derrière à droite, un foudre (fulmen).
Reverse legend : T-ARAS /POLU.
Reverse translation : (Tarente).

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.

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