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Live auction - bgr_750233 - LUCANIA - PAESTUM Quadrans

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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 90 €
Maximum bid : 100 €
End of the sale : 26 July 2022 14:05:00
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Quadrans
Date: c. 218-201 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lucanie, Pæstum
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 2,822 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré avec des faiblesses. Joli portrait de Poséidon. Fine usure régulière. Patine verte
Catalogue references :
Laffaille-  - ANS.730  - MIAMG.2622  - Italy


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Poséidon à droite.


Reverse description : Trident.
Reverse legend : PAI.
Reverse translation : (Paestum).

Historical background


(268-89 BC)

Lucanians seized Poseidonia around 400 BC and altérèrent name in the form of Paistom. The Romans managed to escape the city to its Lukan influence and refondirent under the name of Paestum in 273 BC giving it the Roman law. Paestum was a faithful ally of Rome during the two Punic Wars (268-241 AC) and (221-202 AC). The city helped the Romans when Tarentum was besieged by Hannibal. The city had received the right to mint coins of bronze and preserved until the beginning of the empire. She was famous for its temples of Poseidon and Hera.

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