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E-auction 353-266654 - CAMPANIA - CALES unité

CAMPANIA - CALES unité VF/VF
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Estimate : 110 €
Price : 17 €
Maximum bid : 23 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:07:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : unité
Date: 268 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cales, Campanie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 4,88 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier à l’usure importante, identifiable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Athéna (Minerve) à gauche, coiffée du casque corinthien à cimier avec triple aigrette ; derrière, un pétoncle.

Reverse


Reverse legend : [CALENO].
Reverse description : Coq debout à droite ; une étoile derrière le coq.

Commentary


Notre exemplaire pourrait avoir été surfrappé sur un autre bronze comme cela arrive parfois sur des pièces de Naples.

Historical background


CAMPANIA - HOLD

(Third century BC)

Cales (Calvi), a few kilometers north of Capua, in the region of Caserta was the ancient city of Aurunci and capital Ausoni. It was a Latin colony of Roman citizens established in 2500 Campania from 334 BC (Livy VIII, 16, 13-14). It was the center of Roman rule in Campania. The city rebelled against the authority of Rome during the Second Punic War in 209 BC and was severely punished. The following two centuries, the city played an economic role thanks to its large production of ceramic vases "caleni".

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