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Live auction - bgr_763839 - LUCANIA - VELIA Nomos, statère ou didrachme

LUCANIA - VELIA Nomos, statère ou didrachme XF/AU
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 620 €
Maximum bid : 1 200 €
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 14:02:55
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Nomos, statère ou didrachme
Date: c. 293/290 - 280 AC.
Mint name / Town : Vélia, Lucanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 7,26 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très beau lion, bien venu à la frappe. Joli portrait d’Athéna présentant une fine usure régulière. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Lion passant à droite ; caducée tourné à droite, au-dessus.
Reverse legend : UELHTWN.

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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