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Live auction - bgr_467449 - LUCANIA - VELIA Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - VELIA Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:03:43
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 305/304- 293/290 AC.
Mint name / Town : Vélia, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,39 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête d’Athéna. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Jean Elsen et de la collection M. P

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque attique à cimier avec triple aigrette, orné d’un hippocampe ailé ; javeline pointé en avant ; monogramme devant le nez.
Obverse legend : F/ DE.

Reverse


Reverse description : Lion passant à droite ; trident tourné à droite, au-dessus.
Reverse legend : UELHTWN/ [F]-I.
Reverse translation : (de Vélia).

Commentary


Exemplaire signé sur le couvre nuque du casque. Très tôt, le monnayage de Vélia a été décrit comme ayant inspiré la drachme lourde de Marseille (LT. 785-791).

Historical background


LUCANIA - Velia

(350-281 BC)

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

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