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Live auction - bgr_417143 - LUCANIA - THOURIOI Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - THOURIOI Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 750 €
Maximum bid : 750 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:01:01
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 400-350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thurium
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 7,63 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et complet des deux côtés avec une très belle expression de visage. Le métal est légèrement granuleux. Au revers, seule la queue du taureau est absente. La légende au revers est légèrement tréflée, mal venue à la frappe. Très jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES XXIII, n° 14

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite coiffée du casque attique à triple aigrette orné du skylla, tenant un sceptre transversal.

Reverse


Reverse description : Taureau chargeant à droite, double ligne d’exergue dont une, perlée ; à l'exergue, un thon à droite.
Reverse legend : QOURIWN.

Commentary


Malgré la rareté du type, nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente.

Historical background


LUCANIA - THURIUM

(Ve - fourth century 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 for the inhabitants of Thurii (Diodorus XIV, 101) did not affect the prosperity of the city. She 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 there September 23, 63 BC.

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