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Live auction - bgr_356263 - LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 950 €
Maximum bid : 950 €
End of the sale : 30 June 2015 14:02:37
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 300-280 AC.
Mint name / Town : Métaponte, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,83 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait de Déméter de toute beauté où tous les détails de la chevelure sont visibles. Coin légèrement bouché au revers, mais de haut relief. Très jolie patine superficielle avec des reflets dorés. Conserve une partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Hirsch 268, n° 2239 et de la collection B. Odaert


Obverse description : Tête de Déméter à gauche, coiffée d'une couronne d'épis et avec boucle d'oreille ; petit dauphin derrière la tête.
Obverse legend : [DI].


Reverse description : Épi de blé sur sa tige, une feuille à droite avec un fuseau au-dessus.
Reverse legend : META.


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la vente Rauch 86, n° 117.

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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