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Live auction - bgr_604834 - SICILY - AKRAGAS Quart de shekel

SICILY - AKRAGAS Quart de shekel AU
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Starting price : 480 €
Estimate : 780 €
Price : 480 €
Maximum bid : 490 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:03:12
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Quart de shekel
Date: c. 213-210 AC.
Mint name / Town : Agrigente (Akragas), Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,21 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, légèrement décentré au droit. Magnifique cheval, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête masculine imberbe laurée à droite couronnée d’épis.


Reverse description : Cheval bondissant à droite ; grènetis linéaire.


Ce type est de la plus grande rareté. Il était attribué aux rois de Numidie pour Hiempsal II (106-60 avant J.-C.). Il faut bien rendre ce type à Agrigente, frappé pendant l’occupation carthaginoise de la cité entre 213 et 210 avant J.-C.

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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