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Live auction - bgr_701745 - LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou tridrachme

LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou tridrachme AU
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bgr_701745
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Type : Nomos, statère ou tridrachme
Date: c. 510-470 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lucanie, Métaponte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,09 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan court, épais, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Épi de blé de haut relief avec huit grains par rangée ; bordure circulaire cloisonnée et perlée ; inscription à droite.
Obverse legend : META.
Obverse translation : (Metaponte).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Même description, sans légende, mais incus.

Historical background


LUCANIA - Metaponto

(510-490 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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