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bgr_493955 - SICILY - SELINUS Hexas

SICILY - SELINUS Hexas XF
320.00 €(Approx. 345.60$ | 272.00£)
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Type : Hexas
Date: c. 425-415 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sélinonte, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15,00 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan coulé. Type inhabituel. Très belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête cornue de Dieu rivière (Silène) à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Feuille de celeri (sélinon) vue de face cantonée de deux globules.

Commentary


Coulé. La tête du silène est peu visible sur cet exemplaire.

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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