Lot 24051523: Greece (ancient) - Calabre, Tarente. Diobole, c.380-325 av J.C. - R2 - Silver
6th February 2019
Copy on a small planchet, oval and irregular, with normal wearOff-centre at the right on Athena's face Lovely collection patina Antique with gold reflections Metal: silverWeight: 1.31 gDiameter: 10 mmObverse: Athena's head (Minerva) facing right, wearing a helmet that is Attic, crested and decorated with a rosette. Reverse: Heracles (Hercules) kneeling facing right, pressing on a wooden club with his right hand, strangling the Nemean lion. Rare R2 type.Cf : Vlasto 1343 SNG ANS 1430Starting from 380 B. C., those destined for Tarent were rediscovered in the hands of Archytas of Tarent (460-360 B. C.), a philosopher Pythagorician, friend of Plato, mathematician, astronomer, politician and general who was named head of the city seven times. He is credited with inventing the screw, the pulley, the rattle and the kite...Shipped via tracked, registered post.
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