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2 Coins From Arpi, Apulia, Italy, c. 275 - 250 B.C.
Arpi allied with Rome about 320 B.C. after a period of conflict with neighboring settlements. In 216 B.C., Dazo, the ruler of Arpi defected to Hannibal after the battle of Cannae. In 213 B.C. Fabius recovered the area, Dazos was removed, and the city declined under severe treatment from Rome.GB68166. Bronze Lot, cf. SNG ANS 640 ff., SNG Cop 607 ff., Lindgren 211, HN Italy 645; 18.7 and 20.7 mm diameter, aF, 18.7 and 20.7 mm diameter, Arpi (near Foggia, Italy) mint, c. 275 - 250 B.C.; obverse bull charging; reverse free horse prancing; two coin; $40.00 (€34.00)
Panormos, Sicily, c. 241 - 70 B.C.
In 254 B.C. Panormus was captured by the Romans. It retained its municipal freedom, and remained one of the principal cities of Sicily. It continued to issue bronze coins, bearing the names of various resident magistrates, and following the Roman system. Under Augustus, Panormus received a Roman colony.GI76787. Bronze AE 14, Calciati I p. 338, 41; SNG ANS 580; SNG Cop 545; SNG Munchen 778; BMC Sicily p. 123, 23; HGC 2 1085 (S), aF, weight 4.262 g, maximum diameter 14.2 mm, die axis 225o, Panormus (Palermo, Sicily, Italy) mint, Roman rule, c. 241 - 70 B.C.; obversehead of Demeter left, veiled and wreathed in grain, plow(?) behind; reverse war galley prow right, Panormos Greek monogram above; scarce; $30.00 (€25.50)
Melita (Mdina, Malta), Under Roman Rule, c. 180 - 170 B.C.
The letters aleph, nun, nun, are commonly taken to indicate the Punic and pre-Roman name of Malta, GHONAN, which means ship, an allusion to the fact that the tiny Maltese islands, seen from afar would look like a number of ships in the center of the sea.GB63618. Bronze triens, Calciati III p. 353, 6; Coleiro 7; SNG Evelpidis 740; SNG Dreer 604; SNG CopVIII 461, aF, green patina, obverse off center, corrosion, weight 2.610 g, maximum diameter 16.1 mm, die axis 0o, Melita (Mdina, Malta) mint, c. 180 - 170 B.C.; obverse diademed and veiled female head right; reversetripod lebes with three loop handles and lion paws feet, Phoenician letters aleph nun nun upwards on left and again downward on right; rare; SOLD
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