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Live auction - bgr_456277 - SICILY - ADRANON Hemilitron

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Estimate : 280 €
Price : 160 €
Maximum bid : 160 €
End of the sale : 31 October 2017 14:04:11
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Hemilitron
Date: c. 344-336 AC.
Mint name / Town : Adranon, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,9 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale à l’usure très importante, identifiable. Patine marron foncé
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Hubert Lanz en 2015


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à gauche, les cheveux courts.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Lyre à sept cordes ; grènetis circulaire.


Cet exemplaire présente une tête d’Apollon avec les cheveux courts.

Historical background

SICILY - Adranon

(Fourth century BC)

Adranon founded by Dionysius of Syracuse in 400 BC was located on the slopes of Etna, near Catania in eastern Sicily. The city was dedicated to Apollo. The city was conquered by Timoleon in 343 BC Adranon fell into the hands of the Romans during the First Punic War in 263 BC.

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