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Live auction - bgr_441307 - SICILY - SELINUS Statère

SICILY - SELINUS Statère AU
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 750 €
Maximum bid : 750 €
End of the sale : 01 August 2017 14:01:30
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère
Date: c. 520-515 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sélinonte, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Weight : 9,01 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier, légèrement décentré au droit sur la feuille. Joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en mai 1993 et provient de Conseils Placements

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Carré creux divisé en douze quartiers, en aile de moulin dont six en relief.

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, la forme du carré creux semble particulièrement archaïque et est très bien venue avec douze compartiments au total, six en creux et six 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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