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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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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

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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