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E-auction 521-435998 - bga_736653 - INDIGETES - EMPORIA / UNTIKESKEN (Province of Girona - Ampurias) Unité de bronze ou as

INDIGETES - EMPORIA / UNTIKESKEN (Province of Girona - Ampurias) Unité de bronze ou as VF
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NO BUYER'S FEE.
Estimate : 80 €
Price : 22 €
Maximum bid : 22 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2023 14:07:20
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Unité de bronze ou as
Date: Ier siècle avant J.-C.
Mint name / Town : Ampurias
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 26,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 4,82 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée, joli revers. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : MQ. - M.A.B.M.F..
Obverse description : Tête casquée d’Athéna à droite ; deux lettres latines derrière la nuque et le reste de la légende devant le visage.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE LATINE EMPOR OU EMPO SUR L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Pégase à droite, les ailes dépliées ; une couronne derrière l’aile.

Historical background


INDIGETES - EMPORIA / UNTIKESKEN (Province of Girona - Ampurias)

(1st century BC)

The Greek Emporion, the Roman Ampurias (Empúries in Catalan), today San Martin de Ampurias was founded around 580 BC, perhaps by Rhodian colonists like Rosas (Rhodè) or Phocaeans like Marseilles whose the foundations are contemporary. It was one of the most important ports in the Western Mediterranean. Emporia's Celtiberian name was Untikesken. After native issues, the city adopted the Latin alphabet. The coinage is late, between Caesar and Augustus. Emporia seems to have received the "municipium", during Augustus' journey in 27 or 25 BC. For the authors of the RPC, this right could already have been granted to it by Caesar, and only confirmed by Augustus. A very large number of aces were countermarked (cf., RPC. op. cit. p. 106-107).

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