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CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
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Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 235 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 6,50 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan court, centré des deux côtés. Monnaie finement détaillée. Patine gris foncé avec de légers reflets dorés


Obverse description : Dioscure, vêtu de la tunique courte et la chlamyde flottant au vent, levant la main droite, l’épée au fourreau, à cheval au pas à gauche, levant l’antérieur droit ; derrière, dans le champ supérieur, un bonnet des Dioscures.
Obverse legend : XE - NOKRA/T-HS/ (TRK).
Obverse translation : (Xenokratès).


Reverse description : Taras, coiffé d’une couronne feuillue nu, debout de face, chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, tenant un trident de la main droite reposant sur son épaule et un pan de sa chlamyde de la main gauche ; sous le dauphin, les flots (non visibles ici).
Reverse legend : TARAS // (SW).

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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