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bgr_715954 - CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Nomos, statère ou didrachme

CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU/AU
780.00 €(Approx. 850.20$ | 647.40£)
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Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 340-325 AC.
Mint name / Town : Naples, Campanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 7,01 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au revers. Très beau portrait au droit ainsi qu’un taureau finement détaillé. Patine grise avec reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête de la nymphe Parthénope ou Neapolis à gauche, la chevelure bouclée, ceinte d’un bandeau avec collier et boucles d’oreille.

Reverse


Reverse description : Taureau androcéphale passant à droite couronné par Niké volant à droite.
Reverse legend : IS// NEOPOLITWN.
Reverse translation : (des Napolitains).

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, le symbole n’est pas visible derrière la tête et ne permet pas d’attribuer ce type à une variété précise.

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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