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bgr_534319 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme XF
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Price : 280.00 €
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 250 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 6,47 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Joli droit. Revers de style fin, le coq peu visible. Patine de collection ancienne
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES XI, n° 8

Obverse


Obverse description : Cavalier nu au pas à gauche, couronnant son cheval.
Obverse legend : DI/ FILO/TAS.
Obverse translation : (Philotas).

Reverse


Reverse description : Taras nu, chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, tenant un canthare de la main droite et une quenouille de la main gauche ; derrière Taras, un coq tourné à gauche.
Reverse legend : TARAS.
Reverse translation : (de Tarente).

Commentary


Même coin de droit que les exemplaires décrits par Vlasto (V. 847 et 848) et que celui de l’American Numismatic Society (ANS. 1177).

Historical background


CALABRIA - Taranto

(272-235 BC)

Autonomy - first alliance with the Romans (272-235 avant J.-C.)

Taranto, founded around 706 BC by the Parthénopéens was the only colony of Sparta. According to mythology, Taras was the son of Poseidon and the nymph Satyra. He was saved in a shipwreck by a dolphin who placed near the future city and legend TAPAS designates the city. After the departure of Pyrrhus, Taranto submitted to Rome. Under the leadership of Consul Spurius Carvilius Maximus, Taranto became an allied city of Rome. After the defeat of 272 BC, it enjoyed a period of great prosperity that lasted until the Second Punic War (221-202 BC).

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