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E-auction 419-330673 - bgr_660498 - SICILY - PANORMOS Hexas

SICILY - PANORMOS Hexas XF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 84 €
Maximum bid : 100 €
End of the sale : 26 April 2021 14:01:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Hexas
Date: c. 336-330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Panorme, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,44 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine verte

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe masculine juvénile à gauche ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Protomé de cheval galopant à droite ; au-dessous un petit dauphin.

Commentary


Pour ce type, G. Buceti a recensé vingt-huit exemplaires avec des poids compris entre 1,29 g et 3,02 g. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. Calciati l’attribuait à un atelier incertain.

Historical background


SICILY - Panormus

(Ve - fourth 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.

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