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bgr_262414 - SICILY - SICULO-PUNIC - LILYBAION Hemilitron

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Item sold on our e-shop (2016)
Price : 150.00 €
Type : Hemilitron
Date: c. 241 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lilybée, Sicile
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24,50 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,61 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis visible au revers. Joli portrait d’Apollon massif. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine vert olive foncé, légèrement granuleuse
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Claude Silberstein (2007) et de la collection du Dr.Charles Haas


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque ; derrière, un arc et un carquois sur l’épaule.


Reverse description : Lyre à trois cordes ; grènetis circulaire.
Reverse legend : LILUBAI-ITAN.
Reverse translation : (de Lilybée).


Ce type avec l’arc et le carquois, normalement dévolu à Artémis, la sœur jumelle d’Apollon. La lyre est l’un des épisèmes d’Apollon qui préside au Arts.

Historical background


(C. 241 BC)

The city is located on the eastern coast of the island, not far from Motya and Erice. The conflict between Greeks and Carthaginians and Romans lasted more than three centuries. Carthage, the great metropolis of Tyrian origin, was founded in 814 BC and its mythical queen, Dido, Aeneas after loved predicted the fierce hatred that is would wear, even in the destruction of Carthage and the new city ​​that was founded by the Trojan exile, Rome. The first major battle took place near Himera in 480 BC between the Greeks and the Carthaginians Gelo. The western part of the island was often dominated by the invaders. The second wave of invasions occurred after the disastrous Athenian operation Alcibiades in 413 BC A status quo then sets up the first Punic War (268-241 AC). Lives lost Final Sicily the Carthaginians.

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