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E-auction 419-330677 - bgr_660503 - SICILY - HIMERA Hemilitron

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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 79 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 26 April 2021 14:03:30
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Hemilitron
Date: c. 420-408 AC.
Mint name / Town : Himère, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 2,95 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine verte


Obverse legend : LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Obverse description : Tête de la nymphe Himera à gauche, les cheveux retenus par un sphendone ; devant le visage, six globules ; grènetis circulaire.
Obverse legend : IM-E.
Obverse translation : (Himère).


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Six globules dans une couronne végétale ; grènetis circulaire.

Historical background

SICILY - Himera

(420-408 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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