Bruttium, Kaulonia. AR Stater (7,62gr, 21mm, 10h). Circa 420-410 BC.
Obv: Apollo advancing right, holding branch; dolphins flanking, Θ between legs Rev: Stag standing right; KAVΛΩ-NIATAΣ (partially retrograde) around, A below. Ref: Noe, Caulonia 174; SNG ANS 210; HN Italy 2061.
Provenance: ArtCoins Rome Auction 13 - Lot 8435 / Bertolami Fine Arts - E-Auction 7 - Lot 38
Caulonia was an Achaean colony founded at the end of the 7th century BC. Caulon, son of Clete amazon is the eponymous hero of the city. The city was finally destroyed by Dionysius of Syracuse in 388 BC Its inhabitants were deported to Syracuse, while its territory was annexed by the Locresi. The city of Caulonia was later rebuilt, but it did not regain its former reputation.
- Bruttium, Kaulonia
- Year/Period and Variation
- circa 420-410 BC - Very rare
- Very Fine