+ Filters
New Search
Available Exact wording Only in the title

Live auction - bgr_798387 - SICILY - HIMERA Hemidrachme

SICILY - HIMERA Hemidrachme AU
You must sign-in and be an approved bidder to bid, Login to bid. Accounts are subject to approval and the approval process takes place within 48 hours. Do not wait until the day a sale closes to register.Clicking on « bid » constitutes acceptance of the terms of use of cgb.fr private live auctions. Bids must be placed in whole Euro amounts only. The sale will start closing at the time stated on the item description; any bids received at the site after the closing time will not be executed. Transmission times may vary and bids could be rejected if you wait until the last second. For further information ckeck the Live auction FAQ

All winning bids are subject to a 18% buyer’s fee.
Estimate : 850 €
Price : 480 €
Maximum bid : 1 300 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2023 14:03:05
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 465-415 AC.
Mint name / Town : Himère
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 1,91 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Fine usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : [IN].
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.

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.

cgb.fr uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
To remove the banner, you must accept or refuse their use by clicking on the corresponding buttons.