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Live auction - bgr_630379 - LUCANIA - VELIA Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - VELIA Nomos, statère ou didrachme XF
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 470 €
Maximum bid : 470 €
End of the sale : 27 April 2021 14:10:16
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 400-350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Vélia, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 7,09 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête de Nymphe à droite.
Obverse legend : UELH.


Reverse legend : B (RÉTROGRADE).
Reverse description : Lion passant à droite.

Historical background


(350-281 BC)

Velia, Elea for the Greeks, was founded around 540 BC by Phocaeans who had left Asia Minor after the fall of Sardis in 546 BC. Velia became an ally of the Romans from 275 BC The lion was the symbol of the city hence its use on the coinage of Marseille because the Marseille metropolis had close ties with Velia.

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