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Live auction - bgr_655515 - SICILY - ALASEA (KAINON) Hemilitron

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 27 April 2021 14:14:25
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


(4th century BC)

The creation of Kainon (Caena) is certainly linked to the arrival of the Corinthian Timoleon in Sicily in 345 BC. He was considered a liberator by the Sicilians. The presence of Timoléon profoundly modified the coinage. A significant number of cities minted a civic coinage like perhaps Kainon that B. Head considered federal or symmachic.

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