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Live auction - bgr_520881 - LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou tridrachme

LUCANIA - METAPONTUM Nomos, statère ou tridrachme XF/AU
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Estimate : 920 €
Price : 620 €
Maximum bid : 660 €
End of the sale : 29 January 2019 14:03:30
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Nomos, statère ou tridrachme
Date: c. 510-490 AC.
Mint name / Town : Métaponte, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Weight : 7,99 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien venu à la frappe. Droit à l’usure régulière. Beau revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : META À DROITE.
Obverse description : Épi de blé de haut relief avec six grains par rangée.


Reverse description : Incus.


Épi formé de sept rangées de grains.

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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