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Live auction - bgr_544783 - SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - ENTELLA Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 4 500 €
Price : 2 800 €
Maximum bid : 2 800 €
End of the sale : 10 September 2019 14:07:09
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 320/315 - 305/300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Machanat (Le Camp), Entella, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 16,78 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais, un peu court sur les dauphins au droit. Très belle tête d’Aréthuse au droit, bien détaillée ainsi qu’une jolie tête de cheval. Patine grise de collection
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection Luc Corso


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Tanit (Perséphone ou Aréthuse) à droite, la coiffure ornée d'épis avec un collier de perles et boucle d'oreille, entourée de quatre dauphins ; sous le menton, un pétoncle.


Reverse description : Tête et cou de cheval à gauche ; derrière un palmier.


Ce type avec la tête de Tanit (Perséphone) est beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux avec un unique coin de droit pour cette série.

Historical background


(4th century BC)

City in western Sicily near the rock of Entella, near the territory of Elimi. The city is said to have been founded by the eponymous hero Entello. The city enjoyed a certain importance in the 5th and 4th centuries BC before falling back into anonymity. Populated by Campanian mercenaries at the end of the 5th century BC after having eliminated the population of the city, Entella rallied to the Carthaginians, subsidized by them. The city remained under Carthaginian influence until 368/367 BC when Dionysius the Elder seized the city and turned it against its protectors. The Carthaginians took Entella in 345/344 BC. Timoleon seized the city three years later but had to finally return it in 338 under a treaty with the Carthaginians which determined a line of demarcation from Halykos . Finally, at the end of the Punic Wars, Entella became a tributary of the Romans. The city still played a role during the Civil Wars which opposed Sextus Pompey on one side, Marc Antoine and Octave on the other..

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