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Live auction - bgr_683171 - SICILY - AKRAGAS Hemilitron

SICILY - AKRAGAS Hemilitron AU
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bgr_683171
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Type : Hemilitron
Date: c. 338-317 AC.
Mint name / Town : Agrigente, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,60 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie ovale, centrée. Très joli revers, bien détaillé. Portrait agréable. Patine foncée
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Elsen, V. 142, lot n° 35

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à gauche ; grènetis circulaire perlé.
Obverse legend : AKRAGANTINWN.
Obverse translation : (d’Agrigente).

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle volant à gauche, tenant dans ses serres un lièvre renversé.

Commentary


Ce type semble bien être un hemilitron frappé après la réduction pondérale qui s’impose à Agrigente vers 340 avant J.-C. Normalement une lettre ou des lettres se trouvent au revers entre le corps et l’aile de l’aigle. Sur notre exemplaire, nous ne distinguons aucun symbole. G. Buceti a recensé pour l’ensemble des variétés vingt-sept exemplaires avec des poids allant de 3,31 g à 6,20 g.

Historical background


SICILY - Agrigento

(IV - III century BC)

Agrigento was destroyed in 406 BC, during the Carthaginian invasion. It was however rebuilt, but never regained its former glory. The city found itself caught in the conflict between the Carthaginians and the Romans during the first two Punic (261-241 BC and 221-201 BC). The Romans took possession of Agrigento in 210 BC, during the conquest of Sicily.

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