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CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Nomos ou didrachme AU/AU
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Type : Nomos ou didrachme
Date: c. 300-275-290 AC.
Mint name / Town : Naples, Campanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 7,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan idéalement centré. Superbe portrait au droit, finement détaillé. Métal légèrement piqué au revers mais celui-ci reste agréable. Patine grise


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, Artémis debout de face, tenant une torche dans chaque main.
Obverse legend : C.


Reverse description : Taureau androcéphale passant à droite, la tête barbue de face, couronné par Niké volant à droite ; entre les pattes, une lettre.
Reverse legend : NEWPOLITWN/ EUX.


Cette variété semble 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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