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Kaulonia Bruttium, 520-500 BC
Silver Stater
Kaulonia was founded between the 7th and 8th centuries BC by Greek colonists as part of the Magna Graecia. For a time ruled by nearby Crotone, Caulonia became an independent city-state, minting its own coins. During the Peloponnesian War, Caulonians supplied Athens with timber for ships, but the store of timber at Caulonia was attacked and burned by forces from Syracuse. Beginning in 389 BC, the city was conquered and ruled by various groups. Obverse striding Apollo holding a branch in his uplifted right hand and a running daemon on his outstretched left arm. In the right field, a stag is standing on a dotted line with its head turned back. ΚΑΥΛ. Reverse shows Apollo the stag as on the obverse, but reversed and incuse.
Mint: Kaulonia (in Calabria)
Provenance: Courtesy Gemini Numismatic Auctions, LLC

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