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bgr_513624 - CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Litra

CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Litra VF/XF
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 124.50£)
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Type : Litra
Date: c. 300-275 AC.
Mint name / Town : Naples, Campanie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 5,57 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure importante au droit. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine vert foncé

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à gauche, les cheveux courts ; derrière un casque.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cithare et omphalos ; à l’exergue, un trident.
Reverse legend : NEOPOLITWN/ RO.
Reverse translation : (de Naples).

Commentary


Souvent le droit est décrit comme une tête d’homme. Il semble bien s’agir en l’occurrence d’Apollon. C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente.

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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