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E-auction 4-562 - bgr_228864 - LUCANIA - PAESTUM Triens

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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 31 €
Maximum bid : 45 €
End of the sale : 15 April 2013 17:01:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Triens
Date: c. 218-201 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lucanie, Paestum
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,68 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Beau portrait, bien centré. Patine verte et marron. Traces de petites concrétions vertes dans le champ. Frappe molle au revers sur un flan légèrement scyphate
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES IX, n° 11, de MONNAIES XXIV, n° 11, de MONNAIES 36, n° 13 et de MONNAIES 41, n° 24


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Dionysos androgyne à droite, couronné de feuilles de lierre ; derrière quatre globules.


Reverse description : Corne d'abondance à gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, quatre globules placés verticalement et une palme.
Reverse legend : PAIS.


Pour N. K. Rutter, il s’agit d’une femme au droit et pas de Dionysos.

Historical background


(268-44 BC)

The Lucanians captured Poseidonia around 400 BC and altered the name to Paistom. The Romans succeeded in removing the city from its Lucanian influence and refounded it under the name of Pæstum in 273 BC, giving it Latin law. Pæstum was a faithful ally of Rome during the two Punic Wars (268-241 AC) and (221-202 AC). The city helped the Romans when Taranto was besieged by Hannibal. The city had received the right to mint bronze coinage and retained it until the beginning of the empire. It was famous for its temples of Poseidon and Hera.

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