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E-auction 353-266652 - bgr_568563 - LUCANIA - PAESTUM Sescunicia

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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 43 €
Maximum bid : 71 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:06:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Sescunicia
Date: c. 218-201 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pæstum, Lucanie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,71 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Déméter (Cérès) à droite avec les cheveux longs tombant sur le cou ; derrière, un globule et un sigma.


Reverse description : Sanglier bondissant à droite ; au-dessous, un croisant retourné et un globule et un sigma.
Reverse legend : PAIS.
Reverse translation : (Paestum).


Ce sescuncia appartient à la série au croissant qui comprend aussi un triens et un quadrans en plus du sextans. C’est la première fois qu nous présentons ce type à la vente.

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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