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bgr_724293 - SICILY - SELINUS Trias

SICILY - SELINUS Trias VF
280.00 €(Approx. 305.20$ | 232.40£)
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Type : Trias
Date: c. 435-415 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sélinonte, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,38 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Jolie tête de Gorgone. Usure régulière. Patine marron-vert

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Gorgone de face.

Reverse


Reverse description : Feuille de Sélinon accostée de quatre globules.

Commentary


Pour ce type G. Buceti a recensé dix-huit exemplaires avec des poids compris entre 9,15 g et 17,35 g. Série coulée .

Historical background


SICILY - Selinunte

(Fifth century BC)

Selinunte was founded by settlers Megaran. The new coinage begins after 466 BC when Selinunte experiencing great economic prosperity. Aggression against Segesta in 413 BC, caused the intervention of Athens in Sicily and the disastrous expedition of Alcibiades reported by Thucydides in the Peloponnesian War. The city emerged winner of this first round, but could not resist the Carthaginian invasion. The city was besieged, was destroyed in 409 BC.

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