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Live auction - bgr_467468 - SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - ENTELLA Tétradrachme

SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - ENTELLA Tétradrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 3 800 €
Price : 3 200 €
Maximum bid : 4 000 €
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:05:43
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 350 - 320/315 AC.
Mint name / Town : Entella, Sicile
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 16,65 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Très belle représentation au droit. Joli revers de style fin, bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de médaillier
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Vinchon du 3 mars 1975, n° 18 et de la collection M. P

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête féminine (Koré) à droite, les cheveux tirés en arrière avec couronne d'épis, boucle d'oreille et collier.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cheval à droite, passant au pas devant un palmier avec une ligne d’exergue.

Commentary


Mêmes coins que les exemplaires de Berlin et de La Haye, Jenkins, CPS. 81, p. 39. Cet exemplaire est l’un des six recensés.

Historical background


SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - Entella

(Fourth century BC)

City of western Sicily near the rock of Entella, near the Elimi territory. The city was founded by the eponymous hero Entello. The city enjoyed a certain importance in the fifth and fourth centuries BC before to fall back into anonymity. Populated by Campanian mercenaries in the late fifth century BC, after eliminating the population of the city, Entella rallied to the Carthaginians, hirelings by them. The city remained in effect under Carthaginian until 368/367 BC when Dionysius the Elder captured the city and turned against his protectors. The Carthaginians took Entella in 345/344 BC Timoleon took the city three years after the end but had to go to 338 under a treaty with the Carthaginians that determined a boundary line of the Halykos . Finally at the end of the Punic wars, Entella became tributary to the Romans. The city also played a role during the Civil Wars between Sextus Pompey on one side, Marc Antony and Octavian on the other.

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