+ Filters
New Search
Available Exact wording Only in the title

Live auction - bgr_456278 - SICILY - ALASEA Hexas

You must sign-in and be an approved bidder to bid, Login to bid. Accounts are subject to approval and the approval process takes place within 48 hours. Do not wait until the day a sale closes to register.Clicking on « bid » constitutes acceptance of the terms of use of cgb.fr private live auctions. Bids must be placed in whole Euro amounts only. The sale will start closing at the time stated on the item description; any bids received at the site after the closing time will not be executed. Transmission times may vary and bids could be rejected if you wait until the last second. For further information ckeck the Live auction FAQ

All winning bids are subject to a 12% buyer’s fee.
Estimate : 380 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 31 October 2017 14:05:41
Type : Hexas
Date: c. 212-190 AC.
Mint name / Town : Alaisa, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 4,47 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête d’Apollon. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Magnifique patine vert foncé
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Hubert Lanz


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Apollon Archigète lauré à gauche, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque.


Reverse description : Lyre, dans le champ à droite sous la légende, un bonnet.
Reverse legend : ARC/ ALAISAS.
Reverse translation : Archigetas/ Alaisa).


Poids lourd. Seulement quatre exemplaires recensés dans le Calciati. G. Buceti a recensé vingt-huit exemplaires pour quatre variétés.

Historical background


(Fourth - third century BC)

The city of Alaisa was founded in 403 BC on the north coast of Sicily. The city is distinguished from Alaisa near Etna and is named Archonidée. It was populated by mercenaries of Herbita came when the city was against Dionysius. The city then fell under the Carthaginian influence. Nevertheless Alaisa rallied quickly to Rome during the First Punic War and remained faithful during the Second Punic War. She remained free. However, she was also a victim of Verres rapine while proconsul in Sicily.

By using our site, you agree to our use of cookies to enhance your experience.