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Live auction - bga_554040 - INDIGETES - EMPORIA / UNTIKESKEN (Province of Girona - Ampurias) Unité de bronze ou as, légende latine

INDIGETES - EMPORIA / UNTIKESKEN (Province of Girona - Ampurias) Unité de bronze ou as, légende latine VF/VF
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 15:05:17
Type : Unité de bronze ou as, légende latine
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Ampurias
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,22 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire très intéressant avec sa double contremarque au droit dont celle au dauphin qui ne semble pas courante. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
LT.-  - CNH.44 p. 157

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée d’Athéna à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE LATINE EMPOR À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Pégase à droite, les ailes dépliées ; une couronne au-dessus.

Commentary


Double contremarque au droit avec dauphin et “DD”.
Avec ce style de tête casquée et un avers anépigraphe, cette monnaie correspond au CNH. 44, classée en R3 avec 35 exemplaires étudiés par L. Villaronga.
Les monnaies de bronze d’Emporia ont presque toutes une légende au droit, devant le visage d’Athéna.

Historical background


Indigetes - EMPORIA / UNTIKESKEN (Girona - Ampurias)

(First century BC)

The Greek Emporion the Ampurias Roman (Empùries in Catalan), today San Martin de Ampurias was founded around 580 BC, perhaps by colonists from Rhodes as Rosas (Rhode) or Phoenicians as Marseille which foundations are contemporary. It was one of the most important of the Western Mediterranean ports. The Celtiberian name was Untikesken Emporia. After native emissions, the city adopted the Latin alphabet. The mint is late, between Caesar and Augustus. Emporia seems to have received the "municipium", when Augustus travel 27 or 25 BC For the authors of RPC, this right may already have been granted to him by Caesar, and only confirmed by Augustus. As a very important number was countermarked (cf., PRC. Op. Cit p. 106-107.).

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