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Live auction - bgr_628092 - SICILY - ALASEA (KAINON) Hemilitron

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Starting price : 150 €
Estimate : 250 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 160 €
End of the sale : 26 January 2021 14:05:07
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Hemilitron
Date: c. 350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Kainon, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 9,67 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, épais, centré. Joli griffon. Usure régulière. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Griffon bondissant à gauche ; au-dessous, une sauterelle.


Reverse description : Cheval bondissant à gauche, la bride sur le cou ; au-dessus, une étoile à huit rais centrée.
Reverse legend : KAINON.
Reverse translation : (de Kainon).

Historical background


(Fourth century BC)

Creating Kainon (Caena) is certainly linked to the arrival of the Corinthian Timoleon in Sicily in 345 BC. He was regarded as a liberator by the Sicilians. The presence of Timoleon profoundly changed the coinage. A large number of civic coinage struck cited as perhaps Kainon that B. Head considered federal or symmachique.

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