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E-auction 518-432567 - bgr_674215 - LUCANIA - THOURIOI Triobole

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 83 €
Maximum bid : 90 €
End of the sale : 20 March 2023 14:01:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Triobole
Date: c. 430-410 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thurium, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,13 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan décentré au droit, bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection ancienne


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite coiffée du casque attique lauré.


Reverse description : Taureau chargeant à droite, tête baissée ; un poisson à l’exergue à droite.
Reverse legend : QOURIW]N]/ G.
Reverse translation : (de Thurium).


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

Historical background


(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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