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Live auction - bgr_683210 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme XF
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Starting price : 150 €
Estimate : 300 €
Price : 168 €
Maximum bid : 175 €
End of the sale : 25 January 2022 14:01:05
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 302 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,50 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,64 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse description : Cavalier au pas à droite, nu, couronnant son cheval.
Obverse legend : SA// FILI/ARCOS.

Reverse


Reverse description : Taras nu, chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, tenant une grappe de raisin de la main droite et un sceptre de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : AGA/ TARAS.

Historical background


CALABRIA - Taranto

(302-281 BC)

Kleonymos

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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