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Live auction - bgr_374913 - LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:01:30
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 300-280 AC.
Mint name / Town : Métaponte, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,93 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, un peu court au droit, bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Déméter. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête de Déméter à gauche, coiffée d'une couronne d'épis et avec boucles d'oreille.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Reverse description : Épi de blé sur sa tige, une feuille à gauche ; au-dessus, un griffon tourné à droite.
Reverse legend : META/ LU.

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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