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Live auction - bgr_826504 - LUCANIA - VELIA Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - VELIA Nomos, statère ou didrachme AU
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Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 340-334 AC.
Mint name / Town : Vélia, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,10 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli lion, bien venu à la frappe. Portrait agréable. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque attique à cimier avec triple aigrette, orné d'un griffon.
Obverse legend : Q.


Reverse description : Lion passant à droite.
Reverse legend : UELHTWN/ Q.

Historical background


(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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