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Live auction - bgr_704355 - SICILY - SELINUS Statère

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 330 €
Maximum bid : 330 €
End of the sale : 07 December 2021 14:08:30
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: c. 520-515 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sélinonte, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Weight : 8,59 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie décentrée au revers mais bien centrée au droit, à l’usure régulière. Jolie feuille de Sélinon. Patine grise


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

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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