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Live auction - bgr_894983 - LUCANIA - SYBARIS Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - SYBARIS Nomos, statère ou didrachme XF/AU
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Estimate : 2 200 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 05 March 2024 14:02:00
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 530-510 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sybaris
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,21 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Joli frappe incuse, bien venue à la frappe. Métal légèrement piqué au droit. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : VM AU-DESSUS DU TAUREAU.
Obverse description : Taureau à gauche, tournant la tête à droite ; ligne d’exergue perlée ; grènetis perlé.
Obverse translation : (Sybaris archaïque).

Reverse


Reverse description : Incus.

Commentary


C’est le tout premier monnayage de Sybaris avec l’ethnique au-dessus de l’animal.

Historical background


LUCANIA - SYBARIS

(530-510 BC)

Sybaris, an Achaean colony was founded around 720 BC. The luxury of the sybarites was proverbial. It was the most powerful city in Magna Graecia. It was destroyed by the Crotoniates in 510 BC. The survivors found refuge in Poseidonia or Laüs which they founded.

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