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Live auction - bgr_779865 - CALABRIA - TARAS Obole

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 75 €
Maximum bid : 91 €
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:01:20
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Obole
Date: c. 330-302 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tarente
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 0,50 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centrée. Beaux canthares. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Canthare surmonté d’un globule.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Canthare.

Historical background

CALABRIA - Taranto

(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 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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