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Live auction - bgr_750228 - SICILY - PANORMOS As

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Estimate : 200 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 26 July 2022 14:07:30
Type : As
Date: c. 44-36 AC.
Mint name / Town : Panorme, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,97 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Fine usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée et barbue de Zeus à droite, un sceptre derrière.


Reverse legend : C D À L’EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Temple tétrastyle à fronton triangulaire avec une coupole ronde posé sur deux marches.
Reverse legend : PANOR-MITAN.
Reverse translation : (de Panorme), “Consensu Decurionum” (avec l’accord des décurions).


Pour ce type G. Buceti a recensé vingt-trois exemplaires avec des poids compris entre 5,82 g et 8,25 g. Nous semblons bien avoir affaire à un as. Les auteurs du Roman Provincial Coinage ont recensé quarante deux exemplaires avec un poids moyen de 6,58 g et dix neuf coins de droit. Ce type aurait été frappé pendant les guerres Civiles. Le monnayage de Panorme cesse sous Tibère.

Historical background

SICILY - Panormus

(III - Ist century BC)

We have little information on Panormus, current Palermo before the Carthaginian occupation 409 BC We know that it was one of the bridgeheads invaders landing in Sicily. Coinage seems to have started around 415 BC and is gaining importance from 405 BC Panormus was a very important link in the system penetration Carthaginian Sicily in the fourth century BC . The city was finally taken in 253 BC by the Romans during the First Punic War. The city became Palermo.

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