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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


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


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


CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS

(340-241 BC)

Neapolis, of very ancient creation, was first founded by Rhodian settlers under the name of Parthenope in the 8th century BC. The city was then colonized by the inhabitants of Cumae a century later. In the 5th century BC under the impetus of Chalcidian and Athenian colonists, the city took its definitive name of Neapolis (Naples). The Samnites eventually invaded Campania and occupied the citadel of Naples for over fifty years. Finally the Romans seized Naples in the 3rd century BC. The city nevertheless remained Hellenized and maintained its independence until 241 BC..

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