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Live auction - bgr_544395 - LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
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Estimate : 850 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 14:01:05
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 330-290 AC.
Mint name / Town : Métaponte, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 7,68 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête de Déméter au droit. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés, légèrement granuleuse
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P.-R. B


Obverse description : Tête de Déméter à droite, coiffée d'une couronne d'épis et avec boucle d'oreille.
Obverse legend : DAI.


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


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de l’American Numismatic Society (ANS 483). Même coin de droit que les exemplaires Johnston (C1/37, C1/38, C1/39, C1/41 et C1/42).

Historical background


(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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