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bgr_568560 - CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Demi-nomos ou drachme

CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Demi-nomos ou drachme VF
250.00 €(Approx. 272.50$ | 207.50£)
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Type : Demi-nomos ou drachme
Date: c. 275-250 AC.
Mint name / Town : Naples, Campanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 3,01 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait Frappe molle au revers. Patine de collection ancienne


Obverse description : Tête de la nymphe Parthénopé ou Néapolis à gauche, la chevelure bouclée, ceinte d’un bandeau avec collier et boucles d’oreille ; derrière la tête, un vase.


Reverse description : Taureau androcéphale passant à droite, la tête barbue de face, couronné par Niké volant à droite ; entre les pattes du taureau, deux lettres.
Reverse legend : [NEOPOLITWN]/ S.
Reverse translation : (de Naples).


Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(340-241 BC)

Neapolis, very old creation was first founded by colonists from Rhodes under the name of Parthenope in the eighth century BC The city was then colonized by the people of Cumae a century later. In the fifth century BC under the leadership of chalcidoid and Athenian colonists, the city took its final name of Neapolis (Naples). The Samnites finally invade Campania and occupy the citadel of Naples for over fifty years. Finally the Romans took possession of Naples in the third century BC The city remained nevertheless Hellenized and maintained its independence until 241 BC.

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