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didrachm from Campania , Italy, Nola  
 

 
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 Posted 09/13/2017  10:36 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add antwerpen2306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I was lucky to win this nice coin from a well known German collection for my Western Greek section.It is a coin from Nola , a city near to Naples . Nola struck only coins from 400 to 250 BC . It was an Oscan city , became under Etruscan domination , then Samnite and finally in 313 BC Roman .
The coinage is modelled on that of Neapolis but begins later .I suppose Nola was under the influence of Neapolis , wich was Greek and Samnite , but I have to check it .
Augustus died in august 14 in this city . albert

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 Posted 09/13/2017  11:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pretty coin; I especially like the obverse! Those man-headed hulls always freak me out, though.
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 Posted 09/13/2017  11:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add DavidUK to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice looking addition, I like it :-) Congrats.
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 Posted 09/13/2017  1:51 pm  Show Profile   Check echizento's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add echizento to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very nice coin, I like the design of the bull with a human head.
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 Posted 09/13/2017  4:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add january1may to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Those man-headed bulls always freak me out, though.
I've been at a zoo recently, and I was really surprised (and almost freaked out) at how much did the (American) bison look like human-faced bulls.

Now I'm wondering if the Greeks who originally came up with the imagery based it on European bison... they don't look quite as uncannily similar to man-headed bulls as American bison do, but it can still be fairly similar.
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 Posted 09/13/2017  5:19 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add moxking to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lovely example. Not an easy find. Congratulations.
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