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bgr_603224 - CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Nomos, statère ou didrachme

CAMPANIA - NEAPOLIS Nomos, statère ou didrachme XF/VF
280.00 €(Approx. 302.40$ | 240.80£)
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Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Naples, Campanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,32 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli portrait. Traces de circulation plus importantes au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de la nymphe Parthénopé ou Neapolis à droite, la chevelure bouclée, ceinte d’un bandeau avec collier et boucles d’oreille ; derrière la tête, Artémis tenant un flambeau et courant à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Taureau androcéphale passant à droite 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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