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E-auction 419-330676 - bgr_660502 - SICILE - AITNA (ÆTNA) Hexas

SICILE - AITNA (ÆTNA) Hexas VF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 27 €
End of the sale : 26 April 2021 14:03:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Hexas
Date: c. 210-150 AC.
Mint name / Town : Aitna, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,70 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine verte

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Perséphone, les cheveux longs à droite couronnée d’épis.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cornucopia (corne d’abondance) posée à droite avec sa bandelette à gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, deux globules.
Reverse legend : AITNAI/WN.
Reverse translation : (Aitna).

Commentary


Ce monnayage débute après la conquête totale de la Sicile par les Romains. Le monnayage est stylisé et stéréotypé.

Historical background


SICILY - Aitna (ÆTNA)

(III - II century BC)

Aitna or Aetna is a Syracusan colony founded in 461 BC when Syracusan settlers were driven from Catania went to install twenty kilometers northwest of Catania on the slopes of the volcano that gave its name to the city.

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