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Live auction - bgr_467481 - SICILY - ALASEA (KAINON) Hemilitron

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:07:13
Type : Hemilitron
Date: c. 360-340 AC.
Mint name / Town : Kainon, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Droit et revers bien venus à la frappe. Patine vert foncé
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Hubert Lanz et de la collection M. P


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Griffon ailé bondissant à gauche ; sauterelle au-dessous ; grènetis circulaire.


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Cheval bondissant à gauche, surmonté d’un astre à huit rais.
Reverse legend : KAINON.
Reverse translation : (Kainon).


Traces de surfrappe perceptible des deux côtés. G. Buceti (MSTSG. 3) indique que ce type est souvent surfrappé sur le premier type ( MSTSG. 1). Ce dernier indique 69 exemplaires recensés avec des poids compris entre 5,73 g et 11, 82g.

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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