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Live auction - bgr_651834 - SICILY - ENTELLA Tétradrachme

SICILY - ENTELLA Tétradrachme AU/AU
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bgr_651834
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 320/315 - 305/300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Entella, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,81 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très beau portrait au droit, bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers. Patine grise de collection
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P-R. B.

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).

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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