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Live auction - bgr_698754 - SICILY - KAMARINA Tetras

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Type : Tetras
Date: c. 420-405 AC.
Mint name / Town : Camarina, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,31 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée présentant une fine usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine foncée


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque attique à triple aigrette, timbré d'une aile ; un rameau d’olivier devant le visage ; grènetis circulaire.


Reverse description : Chouette debout de face, les ailes déployées, la tête de face, posant la serre droite sur un lézard dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse legend : K-A-M-A.
Reverse translation : (Camarina).

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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