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Live auction - bgr_703548 - SICILY - GELA Trias

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Type : Trias
Date: c. 420-405 AC.
Mint name / Town : Géla, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 4,52 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré. Portrait de toute beauté. Patine foncée


Obverse description : Taureau passant à gauche ; trois globules à l’exergue ; grènetis circulaire.
Obverse legend : GELAS.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête imberbe diadémée et cornue du dieu fleuve Gelas à droite ; derrière, la tête un grain d’orge ; grènetis circulaire.


Tête large. C’est de loin le plus bel exemplaire que nous ayons présenté. Le style du portrait, d’essence classique a été réalisé par un grand graveur qui a aussi travaillé pour les monnaies d’argent. La chevelure est aérienne et offre une présence particulière à Gélas.

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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