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Live auction - bgr_734457 - CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Nomos ou didrachme

CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Nomos ou didrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 600 €
Maximum bid : 600 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 14:00:30
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Nomos ou didrachme
Date: c. 326/317 - 290 AC.
Mint name / Town : Naples, Campanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,24 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait de la nymphe au droit, bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine grise de collection avec des reflets bleutés et dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de la nymphe Parthénopé ou Néapolis à droite, la chevelure bouclée, ceinte d’un bandeau avec collier et boucle d’oreille ; derrière la tête, un osselet (astragale).


Reverse description : Taureau androcéphale passant à droite, la tête barbue de face, couronné par Niké volant à droite.
Reverse legend : NEOPOLITWN.
Reverse translation : (de Naples).

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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