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Live auction - bgr_469418 - LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos ou Didrachme

LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos ou Didrachme XF
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bgr_469418
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Type : Nomos ou Didrachme
Date: c. 330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Métaponte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,59 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier, bien centré. Jolie tête de Leucippe à l’usure régulière. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine avec des reflets dorés
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de l’INTERNET AUCTION 1007, (bgr_386609)

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête barbue et casquée de Leucippe à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière, chien assis tourné à gauche.
Obverse legend : L[EUKIG/GOS].

Reverse


Reverse description : Épi de blé sur sa tige à droite ; au-dessus, oiseau, debout sur la feuille, les ailes ouvertes.
Reverse legend : META/ [AMI].

Historical background


LUCANIA - Metaponto

(340-281 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. Metaponto participated in the Panhellenic Foundation Thurium in 443 BC during the Peloponnesian War, she supported Athens against Syracuse. Alexander the Molossian, brother of Alexander the Great was called by Tarentum in 334 BC 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. During the war between Rome and Pyrrhus, she sided with the latter. Finally, during the Second Punic War (221-201 BC). she favored Hannibal who established his headquarters in 210 BC after the loss of Capua. She finally lost its independence after 201 BC.

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