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CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Nomos ou didrachme AU
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Type : Nomos ou didrachme
Date: c. 326/317 - 290 AC.
Mint name / Town : Naples, Campanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 7,17 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Très beau revers, finement détaillé, quasi SUP. Patine grise de médailler


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).
Obverse legend : CARILEW.
Obverse translation : (Charileos).


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 : NEOPOLITWN/ K.
Reverse translation : (de Naples).


Nomos signé Charileos. Pour ce type, le nom placé sous la tête de la nymphe doit plutôt être interprété comme un nom de magistrat monétaire plutôt que la signature d’un graveur particulier comme le signale N. K. Rutter (HN. italy, p. 70, n° 579 note).

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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