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E-auction 573-518436 - bgr_902308 - EPIRUS - EPIROTE LEAGUE Unité

EPIRUS - EPIROTE LEAGUE Unité VF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 13 €
Maximum bid : 29 €
End of the sale : 08 April 2024 14:08:40
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 145-25 AC.
Mint name / Town : Épire, Dodone
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 5,24 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine marron-vert
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus (Jupiter) de Dodone à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse description : Foudre dans une couronne de chêne.
Reverse legend : APEI//RWTAN.
Reverse translation : (des Épirotes).

Commentary


Au droit la couronne qui coiffe Zeus est décrite comme de chêne. Il semble plutôt que nous soyons en présence d’une couronne de laurier.

Historical background


EPIRUS - EPIROTE LEAGUE

(3rd - 1st century BC)

The Epirote coinage did not survive the arrival of the Romans. Paul-Émile had more than 150,000 inhabitants of the region sold as slaves to punish the Epirotes for having been the allies of Perseus of Macedonia.

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