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bgr_428057 - LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
650.00 €(Approx. 734.50$ | 552.50£)
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Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 300-280 AC.
Mint name / Town : Métaponte, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,94 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Déméter à l’usure superficielle. Joli revers. Patine grise de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés


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


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Reverse description : Épi de blé sur sa tige, une feuille à gauche ; au-dessus, une fourche.
Reverse legend : META/ DA.


Au revers, plutôt qu’une fourche, il pourrait s’agir d’un fléau.

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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