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Statere incuso di Poseidonia (Fg 2527)


D/ POS obverse; nude figure of Poseidon, with a chlamys on his shoulders, facing right, depicted throwing his trident with his right hand, set within a braided border with a central spere; R/ POS reverse; same type as the obverse, but incuse on the left within a herring bone border. The coinage of Poseidonia began in the last quarter of the sixth century BC with the issue of silver dracmas on a ‘Phoenician’ foot/base which constituted almost half of the entire production, and didracmas such as the one here: they are struck in incuse on the reverse and probably reproduce, in this case, a cult statue of Poseidon for which we have no information.

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Object
  Definizione: Stater
  Class and ware: Coins
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  PVCS: Italia
  regione: CAMPANIA
  provincia: Napoli
  comune: Napoli
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  Inventory number: Fg 2527
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  Diameter: 29
  Weight: 7.64
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  CDGG: proprietà Stato
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