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Live auction - bgr_549663 - LUCANIA - POSEIDONIA Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - POSEIDONIA Nomos, statère ou didrachme XF
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Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 470-445 AC.
Mint name / Town : Poseidonia, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 7,98 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan légèrement décentré au droit mais bien centré au revers. Beau revers. Usure régulière. , bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente CNG Electronic Auction 64, lot n° 27 et de la collection Charles E. Weber

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
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 .

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE AU-DESSUS DU TAUREAU.
Reverse description : Taureau passant à gauche ; ligne d’exergue.
Reverse legend : POMES.
Reverse translation : (Poseidonia archaïque).

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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