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Live auction - bgr_667960 - CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou tridrachme

CALABRIA - TARAS Nomos, statère ou tridrachme XF
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 280 €
Maximum bid : 301 €
End of the sale : 15 June 2021 14:00:30
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Nomos, statère ou tridrachme
Date: c. 500-480 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente, Calabre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,48 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Jolie représentation du droit. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Taras ou Phalantos chevauchant un dauphin à droite, tenant un poulpe de la main droite.
Obverse legend : TARAS.


Reverse description : Hippocampe passant à droite ; dessous, un pétoncle.
Reverse legend : TARAS.

Historical background

CALABRIA - Taranto

(Fifth century BC)

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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