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Live auction - bgr_554907 - LUCANIA - POSEIDONIA Drachme

LUCANIA - POSEIDONIA Drachme AU
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bgr_554907
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 530-500 AC.
Mint name / Town : Poseidonia, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,46 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée des deux côtés. Très beaux Poséidons. Fine usure superficielle sur l’ensemble de la monnaie. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Poséidon marchant à droite, la chlamyde flottant sur les épaules, brandissant un trident horizontalement de la main droite et tendant la main gauche .
Obverse legend : POM-E.
Obverse translation : (Poseidonia archaïque).

Reverse


Reverse legend : INCUS.
Reverse description : Poséidon marchant à gauche, la chlamyde flottant sur les épaules, brandissant un trident horizontalement de la main droite et tendant la main gauche.
Reverse legend : POM-E.
Reverse translation : (Poseidonia archaïque).

Commentary


Type que nous présentons pour la première fois à la vente !.

Historical background


LUCANIA - POSEIDONIA

(Fifth century BC)

Poseidonia was colonized by the Sybarites in the seventh century BC After the destruction of Sybaris by Croton in 510 BC, part of the population fled to Sybaris Poseidonia. The city was finally captured by Leucanians at the end of the fifth century.

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