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E-auction 353-266653 - SICILY - KAMARINA Tetras

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Estimate : 130 €
Price : 49 €
Maximum bid : 71 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:06:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Tetras
Date: c. 420-410 AC.
Mint name / Town : Camarina, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 4,16 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et épais, bien centré des deux côtés Portait de la Méduse saisissant et horrible déformé, de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Petite faiblesse de frappe au revers. Patine vert noir, légèrement piquée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Méduse, la bouche ouverte, la langue pendante, la chevelure formée de serpents.


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Reverse description : Chouette debout à droite, la tête de face ; dans le champ à droite, un lézard ; à l'exergue marque de valeur : trois globules.
Reverse legend : KAMA.


Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. Mais ce type est en fait beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages de référence.

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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