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Live auction - bgr_412036 - LUCANIA - THOURIOI Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - THOURIOI Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 381 €
End of the sale : 31 January 2017 14:02:00
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 281 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thurium, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 6,49 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête d’Athéna bien venue à la frappe. Joli revers de style fin avec un petit plat sur la tête du taureau. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Taureau chargeant à droite, tête baissée ; deux lettres à l’exergue.
Reverse legend : QOURIWN// FA.
Reverse translation : (de Thurium).

Commentary


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de la collection de l’Ashmolean Museum (Oxford, n° 1005, pl. XVI).

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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