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Live auction - bgr_541844 - SICILY - KAMARINA Litra

SICILY - KAMARINA Litra XF
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bgr_541844
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Type : Litra
Date: c. 461 - 440/435 AC.
Mint name / Town : Camarina, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,93 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli droit. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Niké volant à gauche au-dessus d’un cygne ; tourné à gauche ; le tout dans une couronne d’olivier.

Reverse


Reverse description : Athéna debout à gauche, casquée, tenant une longue javeline de la main droite ; devant elle, à ses pieds, un bouclier.
Reverse legend : KAMARI-[NAION].

Historical background


SICILY - Camarina

(Fifth century BC)

Camarina was founded by settlers Syracusan in 599-598 BC It is often objected to his mother before being destroyed first by the tyrant Gelon of Syracuse in 484 BC Its inhabitants were deported in the Sicilian city. The city was refounded in 466 to 465 BC with the help of the inhabitants of Gela and camariniens refugees. Coinage began to 461 BC The city was evacuated in 405 BC before the Carthaginian danger. The people fled to Syracuse. The city was finally destroyed by the Romans during the First Punic War in 258 BC.

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