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E-auction 518-432568 - bgr_674241 - LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos ou didrachme

LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos ou didrachme VF/VF
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Estimate : 280 €
Price : 146 €
Maximum bid : 182 €
End of the sale : 20 March 2023 14:01:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Nomos ou didrachme
Date: c. 430-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Métaponte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,57 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine de collection ancienne


Obverse description : Tête de Déméter à gauche, coiffée de l’ampyx avec collier et boucles d’oreille.


Reverse description : Épi de blé sur sa tige.
Reverse legend : META:.
Reverse translation : (de Métaponte).


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Historical background

LUCANIA - Metaponto

(450-350 BC)

Metaponto, Achaean colony in the Gulf of Taranto was founded in 773 BC Allied first Sybarites and Croton, it then took possession of the territories of Siris. After the destruction of Sybaris by Croton in 510 BC, the city hosted Pythagoras. It played an important role until the end of the Punic wars. This coinage was struck in 334 BC, when the intervention of Alexander the Molossian, brother of Alexander the Great, who was called by the Tarentines to fight against the tribes of southern Italy . Alexander established a workshop in Metapontum. He died at the Battle of Pandosia in 330 BC by fighting against the Lucanians and Bruttians.

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