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Live auction - bgr_655522 - LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou tridrachme

LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou tridrachme XF
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Estimate : 680 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 365 €
End of the sale : 27 April 2021 14:08:25
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Nomos, statère ou tridrachme
Date: c. 510-490 AC.
Mint name / Town : Métaponte, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,22 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré avec un manque à 3h. Joli épi. Usure régulière. Patine gris foncé avec des reflets bleutés
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de Bertolami, Auction E92


Obverse legend : ME-TA .
Obverse description : Épi de blé de haut relief avec sept grains par rangée.


Reverse description : Incus.


Poids très léger. Ce type très particulier a la légende répartie de chaque côtés de l’épi : ME-TA (dans le sens des aiguilles d’une montre) ce qui semble une variété beaucoup plus rare.

Historical background


(530-490 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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