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Live auction - bgr_626867 - SICILY - KAMARINA Tetras

SICILY - KAMARINA Tetras AU
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bgr_626867
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Type : Tetras
Date: c. 420-405 AC.
Mint name / Town : Camarina, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,29 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Chouette de toute beauté, finement détaillée. Agréable patine marron

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque attique à triple aigrette, timbré d'une aile.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Reverse description : Chouette debout à gauche, la tête de face ; dans le champ à gauche, un lézard ; à l'exergue marque de valeur : trois globules ; le tout dans un cercle linéaire creux.
Reverse legend : KAMA.
Reverse translation : (Camarina).

Commentary


Pour ce type Buceti a recensé au total 54 exemplaires avec des poids répartis de 2,57 g à 3,79.

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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