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E-auction 353-266655 - bgr_568568 - SICILY - PANORMOS Litra

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Estimate : 45 €
Price : 22 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 20 January 2020 14:07:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Litra
Date: C. 380-340 AC.
Mint name / Town : Panorme, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 10 h.
Weight : 4,74 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan globulaire à l’usure importante, identifiable. Sans patine
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête juvénile à gauche couronnée de roseaux, les cheveux courts.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval galopant à droite ; ligne d’exergue.


Poids lourd. Pour ce type, G. Buceti a recensé trois exemplaires pour ce type avec des poids légers, compris entre 1,92 g et 2,24 g. Ce type fait penser aux émissions siciliennes de Carthage (cf.MONNAIES 60, n° 156, A. 15a). Notre collectionneur a choisi de placer son exemplaire ici, à Panorme.

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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