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Live auction - bgr_709310 - SICILY - SELINUS Statère

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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : 1 650 €
Maximum bid : 2 000 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 14:04:48
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: c. 520-515 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sélinonte, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Weight : 9,05 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Jolie feuille de Sélinonte. Patine grise de collection


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 huit quartiers, en aile de moulin dont quatre en relief.

Historical background


(520-490 BC)

Selinunte was, according to Montenegro, founded in 628 BC by settlers from Megara Hyblæa (Sicily), itself a colony of Megara (Megaride, Central Greece). The city was located on the southern coast of Sicily, at the mouth of the Selinos river, in the area of Carthaginian influence. Populated by Greeks and indigenous Siceliotes, the city owes its name to the leaf which adorns the right of its staters and which is still found today in the wild state on the territory of the city and which resembles parsley..

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