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Live auction - bgr_456287 - SICILY - GELA Onkia

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 31 October 2017 14:06:42
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Onkia
Date: c. 420-405 AC.
Mint name / Town : Géla, Sicile
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,55 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Joli droit. Très belle tête de style fin au revers. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Taureau passant à gauche ; un globule à l’exergue ; un grain d’orge posé au-dessus de la légende.
Obverse legend : GELAS.
Obverse translation : (Géla).


Reverse description : Tête imberbe diadémée du dieu fleuve Gelas à droite ; derrière un grain d’orge.


Magnifique petite tête de Gélas échevelée.

Historical background

Sicily - Gela

(Fifth century BC)

Gela was founded in 688 BC by colonists from Rhodes and Crete. Coinage began to 498 BC under the tyranny of Kleander (505-498 AC.) Or Hippocrates (498-491 AC.), Gelo (491/490-486/485 AC.) And Hiero (486/485-478/477 AC.) were successively tyrants of Gela before winning at Syracuse. The last tyrant was Polyzalos (AC 478/477-466.) Before the restoration of democracy in 466 BC as Syracuse. The city experienced an extraordinary economic and artistic development between 450 and 413 BC The Athenian expedition, the reaction of Syracuse altered this situation. Gela finally fell under the blows of the Carthaginians during the invasion of 405 BC The city was destroyed, was never to recover from.

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