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Katane, Sicily, c. 216 - 206 B.C.
As observed by Strabo the location of Katane at the foot of Mount Etna on the east coast of Sicily was both a source of benefits and of evils. On the one hand, the violent outbursts of the volcano from time to time desolated great parts of the city's territory. On the other, the volcanic ashes produced fertile soil, especially suitable for the growth of vines. (Strab. vi. p. 269.).
GI85823. Bronze chalkous
III p. 109, 23; SNG ANS
1275; HGC 2
627 (R2), F, dark blue-green patina
a little off center, Katane mint, weight
1.369g, maximum diameter
12.7mm, die axis
, c. 216/5 - 206 B.C.; obverse jugate
busts right of Serapis
(nearer), laureate and wearing atef crown, and Isis
, wearing her crown with horns, orb, and plumes; reverse
KATA-NAIΩN (starting upward on left, ending upward on right), two ears of barley, with leaves; ex Moneta
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Catalog current as of Sunday, May 26, 2019.
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