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Live auction - bgr_621628 - SICILY - SELINUS Litra

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Type : Litra
Date: c 417-409 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sélinonte
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,67 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés. Joli droit bien venu à la frappe. Revers de style fin. Patine de collection ancienne
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient d’une vente Burgan , n° 309 et de la collection de Luc Corso


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Nymphe (Eurymedusa) assise à gauche sur un rocher, tenant un serpent de la main droite, levant la main gauche au-dessus de sa tête ; au-dessus, une feuille de céleri (ache).


Reverse description : Taureau androcéphale passant à droite surmonté d’une feuille decéleri ; à l’exergue, un poisson.
Reverse legend : SELINONTI.
Reverse translation : (de Sélinonte).


Semble complètement inédit et non recensé avec ce type de légende au revers (SELINONTI au lieu de SILENOES.

Historical background

SICILY - Selinunte

(Fifth century BC)

Selinunte was founded by settlers Megaran. The new coinage begins after 466 BC when Selinunte experiencing great economic prosperity. Aggression against Segesta in 413 BC, caused the intervention of Athens in Sicily and the disastrous expedition of Alcibiades reported by Thucydides in the Peloponnesian War. The city emerged winner of this first round, but could not resist the Carthaginian invasion. The city was besieged, was destroyed in 409 BC.

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