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Live auction - bgr_532230 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
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Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 315-302 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 7,93 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Beau cavalier au droit de style fin, bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers. Très belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’orgine


Obverse description : Cavalier nu, galopant à droite, armé de deux javelines transversales de la main gauche et d'un bouclier, brandissant une javeline de la main droite.
Obverse legend : SA.
Obverse translation : (signé sous le cheval).


Reverse description : Taras nu, chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, tenant un trident vertical de la main gauche et un canthare de la main droite tendue ; au-dessous, un dauphin.
Reverse legend : TARAS.
Reverse translation : (de Tarante).


Variante sans lettre ou monogramme au-dessus ou au-dessous du bras de Taras. Malgré la rareté du type, nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. Semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background

CALABRIA - Taranto

(302-281 BC)


After the death of Alexander of Epirus (330 BC), the Tarentines continued to confront the tribes of Lucania and Bruttium to which were added the Romans. This time, they turned to Kleonymos Sparta to deliver them from this double danger. Taranto and Rome had signed a naval treaty in 303 BC on the neutrality of Tarentum in exchange for respect for the territorial integrity of their city by the Roman armies.

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