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Live auction - bgr_659438 - LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou didrachme MS/AU
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Estimate : 3 500 €
Price : 2 500 €
Maximum bid : 2 500 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:04:35
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 340-330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Métaponte, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 7,18 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré des deux côtés. Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type. Portrait de Zeus de toute beauté. Belle patine de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE DANS LE CHAMP À DROITE DESCENDANT.
Reverse description : Épi de blé sur sa tige, une feuille à gauche avec un cratère au-dessus.
Reverse legend : [METAPO/ KAL].
Reverse translation : (Métaponte).

Commentary


Même coin de droit que les exemplaires de l’American Numismatic Society (ANS. 412-413, pl.12). Épi composé de sept grains. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente.

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. Metaponto participated in the Panhellenic Foundation Thurium in 443 BC during the Peloponnesian War, she supported Athens against Syracuse. 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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