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Live auction - bgr_569582 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
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bgr_569582
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Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 280-272 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 6,40 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, finement détaillé et de beaux reliefs. Flan ovale. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son brillant. Fine usure superficielle. Agréable patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Cavalier nu chevauchant à gauche ; une ancre sous les pattes du cheval.
Obverse legend : AR-ISTIC.

Reverse


Reverse description : Taras nu, chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, tenant une Niké de la main droite et une quenouille de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : TARAS.

Commentary


C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente.

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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