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bgr_428048 - LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU/XF
450.00 €(Approx. 495.00$ | 396.00£)
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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 : 2 h.
Weight : 7,38 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan un peu court au droit sur le visage au revers sur l’épi. Belle tête de Déméter. Flan taché au revers

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 : DEX.

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 - 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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