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Live auction - bgr_417138 - LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:00:30
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 300-280 AC.
Mint name / Town : Métaponte, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,91 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier, légèrement éclaté à 5 heures. Belle tête de Déméter bien centrée. Très joli revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


Obverse legend : LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Obverse description : Tête de Déméter à gauche, coiffée d'une couronne d'épis et avec des boucles d'oreilles.
Obverse legend : DEC.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Reverse description : Épi de blé sur sa tige à gauche ; au-dessus, un autel allumé.
Reverse legend : META/ [L-U].

Historical background


LUCANIA - METAPONTUM

(340-281 BC)

Metaponte, an Achaean colony located in the Gulf of Taranto, is said to have been founded in 773 BC. First allied with the Sybarites and the Crotoniates, it then took possession of the territories of Siris. After the destruction of Sybaris by Crotone in 510 BC, the city welcomed Pythagoras. Metaponte took part in the Pan-Hellenic foundation of 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). it favored Hannibal who established his headquarters there in 210 BC after the loss of Capua. It definitely lost its independence after 201 BC..

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