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Live auction - bgr_356269 - SICILY - HIMERA Hemidrachme

SICILY - HIMERA Hemidrachme AU
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Estimate : 850 €
Price : 550 €
Maximum bid : 600 €
End of the sale : 30 June 2015 14:04:37
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 420-415 AC.
Mint name / Town : Himère, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,00 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier très bien conservé pour ce type monétaire. Très joli revers. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Hubert Lanz et de la collection B. Odaert


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Cavalier nu à droite sur une chèvre se cabrant, soufflant dans un conque tenu de la main droite et tenant un caducée de la main gauche.
Obverse legend : IMERAION.


Reverse legend : N-I-K-A.
Reverse description : Niké (Victoire) volant à gauche, les ailes déployées, tenant un aphlaston (aplustre) de la main droite et sa robe de la main gauche.
Reverse translation : (Victoire).


Ce type semble infiniment plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. Manque aux principaux ouvrages consultés. Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire représenté dans l’ouvrage de Hoover (HGCS. 2).

Historical background

SICILY - Himera

(Fifth century 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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