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Live auction - bgr_532892 - SICILY - SELINUS Statère

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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 950 €
Maximum bid : 1 000 €
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 14:04:14
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère
Date: c. 520-515 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sélinonte, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 26 mm
Weight : 8,86 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale bien centré, de haut relief et bien venu à la frappe pour le type du droit. Carré creux bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de collection avec des reflets dorés


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Feuille de sélinon (ache, sorte de céleri sauvage) vue de face entre quatre globules.


Reverse description : Carré creux divisé en dix quartiers, en aile de moulin dont quatre en relief, un globule dans deux des compartiments.


Sur cet exemplaire, la forme du carré creux semble particulièrement archaïque et est très bien venue avec dix compartiments dont quatre en relief avec un globule dans deux compartiments à gauche et à droite. On donne parfois au droit le nom “de masque de panthère” à cause de la disposition des éléments au droit.

Historical background

SICILY - Selinunte

(520-490 BC)

Selinunte was, according to Montenegro, founded in 628 BC by colonists from Megara Hyblaea (Sicily), itself colony of Megara (Megara, Central Greece). The city was located on the southern coast of Sicily, at the mouth of Selinos River in the area of ​​Carthaginian influence. Populated by Greeks and sicéliotes natives, the city owes its name to the sheet that adorns the right of its staters and still meets today in the wild in the territory of the city and resembles parsley.

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