Bruttium, Kroton, AR Stater, 480-430 BC
City/Region:
Bruttium, Kroton
Denomination:
AR Stater
Composition:
Silver
Date:
480-430 BC
Obverse:
Tripod, legs terminating in lion's feet; on left, Ϙρo (retrograde)
Reverse:
Incuse eagle flying right
Size:
20.52mm, 8.1g, 10h
Grade:
VF, attractive cabinet toning, lustrous surfaces, chipped flan
Provenance:
ex H.D. Rauch eAuction 24 (29 September 2017), Lot 22; ex Bertolami Fine Arts Auction 19 (11 November 2015), Lot 92; ex Classical Numismatic Group eAuction 182 (20 February, 1998), Lot 6
References:
SNG ANS 289 (same dies); HN Italy 2108; SNG Copenhagen 1766 var. (legend not retrograde); SNG Gale 1048-1049 var. (legend to right); BMC Italy [Croton] p. 345, 34 var. (legend on right); SGCV I 257 var. (legend on right)

List of references used by Ancient Coin Traders


A very rare coin. This is the only example known to Ancient Coin Traders in auction archives. A pleasant example of the unusual relief / incuse types of Southern Sicily. In this case, the eagle has been chosen instead of the tripod for the incuse design.

Kroton was an Achaean colony founded in 710 BC in what is today Crotone, Calabria. The city flourished and in around 500BC its population was between 50,000 and 80,000. The city was famous for producing many champions of the Olympic Games.