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Live auction - bgr_420836 - SICILY - HIMERA Drachme

SICILY - HIMERA Drachme AU
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Estimate : 2 200 €
Price : 1 923 €
Maximum bid : 1 923 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:02:20
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 510-500 AC.
Mint name / Town : Himère, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 5,48 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés, bien venu à la frappe de haut relief, en particulier au revers. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Coq debout à droite ; grènetis circulaire perlé.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Poule debout à droite dans un double carré creux dont un linéaire.

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire reproduit dans l’ouvrage d’O. Hoover (HGCS. 2/ 422, p. 126). C’est la deuxième fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente qui semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. L’exemplaire de MONNAIES 51, n° 21 s’est vendu 1600€ sur une offre maximum à 4000€.

Historical background


SICILY - Himera

(530-482 BC)

Himera Chalcidian colony was founded by residents of Zancle in 648 BC The city was taken by Theron, tyrant of Agrigento in 482 BC, and its population deported. After the end of the domination "akragantine" in 472 BC, the city experienced a major economic development until its final destruction by the Carthaginian forces in 408 BC Its population was counted up '40,000 inhabitants, then fled to Therma.

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