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Live auction - bgr_689952 - LUCANIA - THOURIOI Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - THOURIOI Nomos, statère ou didrachme XF
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Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 300-280 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thurium, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,73 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré àl’usure régulière. Belle tête d’Athéna. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés et irisés bleutés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de la maison Platt en 1984

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite coiffée du casque attique à triple aigrette orné du skylla.
Obverse legend : KAL.

Reverse


Reverse legend : À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Taureau chargeant à droite ; à l’exergue une petite Niké volant à droite, tenant une couronne.
Reverse legend : QOURIWN/ SI.
Reverse translation : (de Thurium).

Commentary


Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


LUCANIA - THURIUM

(350-281 BC)

Thurium whose name is derived from a fountain named Thuria the new Sybaris was founded in 443 BC on the site of ancient Sybaris, destroyed in 510 BC by the Crotona. It was a Panhellenic Athenian colony, initially populated by Messenians, driven by the Spartans. His coinage of money was very important. Around 390 BC, the afflicted Leucanians a serious defeat auxc residents Thurium (Diodorus XIV, 101) did not affect the prosperity of the city. The city fell under the sway of Brettiens 268 before. AD It was refounded in 194 BC under the name of Copia by the Romans. At the end of the Republic, again, the name is attested Thurium. Octavian Augustus was born in Thurium September 23, 63 BC.

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