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Live auction - bgr_791877 - SICILY - PANORMOS Litra

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 104 €
Maximum bid : 105 €
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:02:20
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Litra
Date: c. 460-420 AC.
Mint name / Town : Panorme, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 0,64 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, centré. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée d’Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque attique à triple cimier orné d’une couronne.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cygne s’envolant à droite au-dessus des flots (trois vagues) les ailes ouvertes et déployées.

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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