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E-auction 502-412960 - bgr_726906 - LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou tridrachme

LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou tridrachme AU
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Estimate : 800 €
Price : 520 €
Maximum bid : 540 €
End of the sale : 28 November 2022 14:02:30
bidders : 14 bidders
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 - METAPONTUM

(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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