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bgr_493957 - SICILY - SELINUS Onkia

SICILY - SELINUS Onkia XF
320.00 €(Approx. 345.60$ | 275.20£)
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Type : Onkia
Date: c. 435-415 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sélinonte, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,86 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan coulé. Belle patine verte

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


Poids léger. 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 - 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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