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11. October 2020
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Lot 573
Starting Price: 200 CHF
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
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BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.75 g, 12 h). Eagle standing left on olive branch, with wings displayed and head raised. Rev. KPOTΩ-Ν Tripod surmounted by wreath; in right field, B. HN Italy 2172; SNG ANS 358. Reverse struck a little off-center, otherwise, good very fine.



This nomos from Kroton features an eagle, it's wings displayed and head uplifted, on the obverse and a tripod on the reverse. The eagle was the bird of Zeus, the leader of the gods residing on Mount Olympos, and whose presence heralded victory. As such it was often used as an oracular device in artistic convention. Here it is combined with the olive branch on which it stands, another symbol of victory, along with a tripod, a three-legged furnishing used in religious ceremony to hold offerings or libations to the gods. The small wreath atop the tripod is another sign of victory. All these symbols of victory must have heralded back to Kroton's past, as during the mid to late 4th century when this coin was struck, Kroton had already been conquered first by Dionysios of Syracuse, and afterwards occupied by Bruttians - certainly not the triumphant powerhouse that the types seem to proclaim.
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Online bidding closes:
11 Oct 2020 18:46:30 CEST
Current Date & Time:
05 Dec 2020 22:43:44 CET
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Hammer Price:
550 CHF by segestius (Bids: 9)

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Lot 573
Starting Price: 200 CHF
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Nomos (Silver, 20 mm, 7.75 g, 12 h). Eagle standing left on olive branch, with wings displayed and head raised. Rev. KPOTΩ-Ν Tripod surmounted by wreath; in right field, B. HN Italy 2172; SNG ANS 358. Reverse struck a little off-center, otherwise, good very fine.
Hammer Price: 550 CHF
Lot 574
Starting Price: 150 CHF
BRUTTIUM. Kroton. Circa 350-300 BC. Nomos (Silver, 21 mm, 7.65 g, 6 h). Eagle standing to left on olive branch, with wings displayed and head raised. Rev. KPO Tripod surmounted by wreath; to right, stork standing to left above Δ. HN III 2175. SNG ANS 369. Toned. Very fine.
Hammer Price: 440 CHF
Lot 575
Starting Price: 200 CHF
BRUTTIUM. Lokroi Epizephyrioi. Circa 350-275 BC. Stater (Silver, 20.5 mm, 8.61 g, 9 h). ΛΟ Pegasos flying to left. Rev. Helmeted head of Athena to right; no symbols or letters. Calciati 5. HN III 2338. SNG ANS 506. Die rust on obverse, otherwise, about extremely fine.
Hammer Price: 650 CHF
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