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bgr_587165 - SICILY - SELINUS Onkia

SICILY - SELINUS Onkia VF/VG
195.00 €(Approx. 220.35$ | 165.75£)
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Type : Onkia
Date: c. 435-415 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sélinonte, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,35 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure importante, identfiable. Patine verte granuleuse

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Carchesion (canthare) de face au-dessus d’un globule.

Reverse


Reverse description : Feuille de Sélinon au-dessus d’un globule.

Commentary


Pour ce type G. Buceti a recensé seize exemplaires avec des poids compris entre 2,58 g et 4,43 g. Série coulée .

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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