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Live auction - bgr_411424 - LUCANIA - THOURIOI Quadrans

LUCANIA - THOURIOI Quadrans AU
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 31 January 2017 14:02:30
Type : Quadrans
Date: c. 268-194 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thurium, Lucanie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,92 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage sur un petit flan parfaitement centré. Très belle tête d’Apollon. Revers particulièrement bine venu à la frappe, finement détaillé. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Apollon laurée à gauche avec les mèches de cheveux tombant sur la nuque.

Reverse


Reverse description : Légende placée horizontalement au-dessus d’un foudre ailé ; au-dessous, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : QOURIWN/ Th.

Commentary


Poids léger. Ce type de bronze pourrait correspondre à un quadrans d’étalon semi-oncial.

Historical background


LUCANIA - THURIUM

(268-194 BC)

Thurium 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. It was refounded in 194 BC under the name of Copia by the Romans.

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