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Live auction - bgr_531595 - SICILY - ENTELLA Tétradrachme

SICILY - ENTELLA Tétradrachme AU/AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 320/315 - 305/300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Entella, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 16,71 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, un peu court au droit sur les dauphins. Très belle tête au droit. Usure superficielle au revers sur la tête de cheval. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


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


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

Commentary


Seul le coin de droit semble recensé. Nouveau coin de revers manquant au Jenkins.

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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