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bgr_759238 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
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Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 250 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 6,27 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan court, légèrement décentré au revers. Joli revers. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Cavalier nu au pas à gauche, couronnant son cheval.
Obverse legend : SU/ LUKI/NOS.
Obverse translation : (Likinos).


Reverse description : Taras nu, chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, brandissant un trident de la main droite, le bras gauche tendu ; dans le champ à droite, une petite chouette debout à gauche.
Reverse legend : TA-RAS.
Reverse translation : (Tarente).

Historical background

CALABRIA - Taranto

(272-235 BC)

Autonomy - first alliance with the Romans

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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