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bgr_645906 - CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Litra

CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Litra VF
60.00 €(Approx. 65.40$ | 49.80£)
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Type : Litra
Date: c. 275-250 AC.
Mint name / Town : Naples, Campanie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,66 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Usure importante mais monnaie bien identifiable. Patine vert foncé

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à gauche, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque ; bouclier derrière la tête.
Obverse legend : NEOPOLITWN.
Obverse translation : (de Naples).

Reverse


Reverse description : Taureau androcéphale cornupète, la tête de face passant à droite, couronné par Niké volant à droite.
Reverse legend : [IS].

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS (NAPLES)

(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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