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bgr_424044 - SICILY - KATANE Hemilitra

SICILY - KATANE Hemilitra AU
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Price : 480.00 €
Type : Hemilitra
Date: c. 415/413 - 404 AC.
Mint name / Town : Catane, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 0,44 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier. Magnifique tête de Silène, bien venue à la frappe. Joli revers de style fin. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection B. Odaert

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête de Silène barbu et cornu à gauche ; grènetis circulaire perlé.

Reverse


Reverse description : Foudre vertical ailé formé de deux ailes à volute et un disque de chaque côté.
Reverse legend : K-A.
Reverse translation : (de Catane).

Historical background


SICILY - Catania

(Fifth century BC)

Catania was founded by colonists from Naxos, Chalcidian colony in 729 BC It was placed halfway between the city, Naxos, and Leontini on the west coast of Sicily. Hiero Old seized the city in 476 BC and renamed Aetna. The Syracusan invaders were expelled in 461 BC and the city regained its independence and name. During the Peloponnesian War, Catania chooses Athens against Syracuse in 413 BC It was temporarily saved by the Carthaginian invasion of 409 BC Dionysius of Syracuse captured Catania in 404 BC - C. and reduced the population to slavery.

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