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Live auction - bgr_845576 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 400 €
Maximum bid : 400 €
End of the sale : 05 September 2023 14:00:20
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 235-228 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,19 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Jolie représentation du droit. Petit coup sur le genou de Taras au revers. Patine grise avec de légers reflets bleutés et dorés


Obverse description : Cavalier nu galopant à droite, brandissant une javeline courte de la main droite et tenant les rênes de la main gauche ; derrière une couronne.
Obverse legend : OLUMPIS.
Obverse translation : (Olympis).


Reverse description : Taras nu, chevauchant un dauphin à gauche, tenant un canthare de la main droite et un trident de la main gauche ; derrière Taras, un trépied delphien.
Reverse legend : T-ARAS.
Reverse translation : (Taras).

Historical background


(235-228 BC)

Autonomous - Second Treaty with the Romans

In 272 BC, Taranto surrendered, after a long siege, to the consul Lucius Papirius Cursor. After the departure of Pyrrhus, Taranto submitted to Rome. Under the impetus of Consul Spurius Carvilius Maximus, Taranto, an ally of Rome at first, finally rallied to Hannibal in 213 BC. The Roman garrison, taking refuge on the acropolis of Taranto, resisted for five years. The city was finally submitted by Fabius Maximus in 209 BC who reduced most of the population to slavery, thirty thousand people according to Livy (XXVI, 39).

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