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Live auction - bgr_553561 - SICILY - ENTELLA Tétradrachme

SICILY - ENTELLA Tétradrachme MS
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Estimate : 5 500 €
Price : 3 200 €
Maximum bid : 3 200 €
End of the sale : 03 December 2019 14:12:34
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 320/315 - 305/300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Entella, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 17,49 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan légèrement irrégulier, bien centré des deux côtés. Revers de haut-relief, bien détaillé. Superbe droit. Patine grise de collection
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Tanit (Perséphone ou Aréthuse) à gauche, la coiffure ornée d'épis avec un collier de perles et des boucles d'oreilles, entourée de quatre dauphins ; sous le menton, un pétoncle.


Reverse description : Tête et cou de cheval à gauche ; derrière un palmier.
Reverse translation : (le camp).

Historical background

SICILY - Entella

(Ve - fourth century BC)

City of western Sicily near the rock Entella, near the Elimi territory. The city was founded by the eponymous hero Entello. The city enjoyed a certain importance in the fifth and fourth centuries BC front back into anonymity. For a period, the city was occupied by Campanian mercenaries between 342 and 339 BC.

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