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Live auction - bgr_648497 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 320 €
Maximum bid : 330 €
End of the sale : 27 April 2021 14:01:45
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 332-302 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 7,84 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan court, centré des deux côtés. Très beau cavalier au droit. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
V.594  - Côte-  - ANS.990 var. - MIAMG.1431 (R) (420€) - HN. Italy935  - SNG. France 6./1819


Obverse description : Cavalier galopant à droite, armé de deux javelines et d'un bouclier de la main gauche, brandissant une javeline de la main droite.
Obverse legend : DAI.


Reverse description : Taras nu, chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, tenant un trident transversal de la main droite et un petit bouclier rond orné d’un hippocampe ; à l’exergue, un murex tourné à droite.
Reverse legend : FI/ TARAS.
Reverse translation : (Tarente).

Historical background


(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 of Sparta to deliver them from this double danger. Taranto and Rome had signed a naval treaty in 303 BC on the neutrality of the Tarentines in exchange for the respect of the territorial integrity of their city by the Roman armies.

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