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bgr_858747 - SICILY - SELINUS Hemilitron

SICILY - SELINUS Hemilitron XF
150.00 €(Approx. 163.50$ | 127.50£)
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Type : Hemilitron
Date: c. 415-409 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sélinonte, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,25 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Portrait agréable. Patine marron-vert

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d’Héraklès à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Arc et carquois vu de face.
Reverse legend : SE.
Reverse translation : (Sélinonte).

Historical background


SICILY - SELINUS

(5th century BC)

Selinunte was founded by Megarian settlers. The new coinage begins after 466 BC when Selinunte experienced great economic prosperity. The aggression against Segesta, in 413 BC, provoked the intervention of Athens in Sicily and the disastrous expedition of Alcibiades recounted by Thucydides in the Peloponnesian War. The city emerged victorious from this first test, but could not resist the Carthaginian invasion. The city, besieged, was destroyed in 409 BC and came under Carthaginian domination.

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