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Live auction - bgr_592806 - CAMPANIA - HYRIA Nomos, statère ou didrachme

CAMPANIA - HYRIA Nomos, statère ou didrachme XF
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 332 €
Maximum bid : 332 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:01:12
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 395-385 AC.
Mint name / Town : Hyria
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 6,96 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Fine usure régulière. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque attique à triple cimier, orné d’une couronne d’olivier surmonté d’une chouette.

Reverse


Reverse legend : YPINAI, LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Reverse description : Taureau androcéphale passant à gauche sur une double ligne d’exergue.
Reverse translation : (Hyria).

Historical background


CAMPANIA - Hyria

(Ve - fourth century BC)

The Hyria (Orra) workshop is not actually identified. The authors are the people and the city that is dedicated to them in Campania between Naples and Capua. It could be located at the mouth of the Sarno. Important links seem to exist with the city of Nola, but the two cities are nevertheless different entities.

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