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Live auction - bgr_829587 - SICILY - HIMERA Statère, didrachme ou nomos

SICILY - HIMERA Statère, didrachme ou nomos XF/MS
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 920 €
Maximum bid : 920 €
End of the sale : 06 June 2023 14:04:06
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Statère, didrachme ou nomos
Date: c. 482-472 AC.
Mint name / Town : Himère
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 8,38 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée des deux côtés. Magnifique revers, bien venu à la frappe. Joli coq à l’usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Poinsignon, N°672 du catalogue 42 en juin 1997 et provient de la vente Vinchon à Drouot, N° 50 le 22 mai 1995


Obverse legend : HIMERA.
Obverse description : Coq debout à gauche.
Obverse translation : (Himère).


Reverse description : Crabe vu de dessus.

Historical background


(5th century BC)

Himère, a Chalcidian colony, was founded by inhabitants of Zancle in 648 BC. The city was taken by Théron, tyrant of Agrigento in 482 BC, and its population deported. After the end of the "akragantine" domination in 472 BC, the city underwent significant economic development until its final destruction by the Carthaginian forces in 408 BC. Its population, which had counted up to 'to 40,000 inhabitants, then took refuge in Therma.

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