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E-auction 323-239665 - MASSALIA - MARSEILLE Obole MA, tête à gauche

MASSALIA - MARSEILLE Obole MA, tête à gauche XF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 55 €
Maximum bid : 58 €
End of the sale : 24 June 2019 14:03:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Obole MA, tête à gauche
Date: c. 121-82 AC.
Mint name / Town : Marseille (13)
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,62 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Droit légèrement bouché. Joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête juvénile à gauche du dieu fleuve (le Lacydon ?), cornu, les cheveux ondulés tirés en arrière, avec favoris.

Reverse


Reverse legend : M-A DANS LES 3E ET 4E CANTONS, LETTRES NON BOULETÉES.
Reverse description : Roue à quatre rayons sans moyeu central.

Historical background


MASSALIA - MARSEILLE

(220-49 BC)

The resumption of strikes drachmas located at the second Punic War (221-202 AC).. Marseille faithful ally of Rome, often provides boats and fought the Carthaginian fleet. During this period, the minting of the penny but stopped production drachmas was very important. To replace the small coins missing money, they began to strike bronze. Claude Brenot indicated Marseille in 1980 adopted the standard for this Corinthian drachma (especially the Corinthian stater weight is approximately 8.64 g, divided into 3 and not 2 drachmas), which gives an average weight of 2.88 g for light dram of Marseille. This Corinthian drachma also corresponds to the reduced Tarentine of Campanian drachma or Italian Stallion.

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