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SICILY: PANORMOS (called Ziz by the Phoenician, Carthaginian and Punic traders; the present-day Palermo), c.
Good F, pleasant dark brownish-green patina; some deposits.
Arpi (Argyrippa or Argos Hippium) was an ancient city of Apulia, Italy, 20 mi.
Struck during the Second Punic War in Italy when the city was in alliance with Hannibal. The town was loyal to Rome during the war with Pyrrhus, but went over to Hannibal following the disaster at Cannae in 217 B.
of Sikelia (= Sicily: a personification of the island) r., wearing laurel wreath.
Difficult to photograph - much better in hand - with nice surfaces.
Ref.# V1034 EX Naumann Numismatik, Munich (their grade).
Mediocre/Near F Ref# V1138 .50 LUCANIA: THOURION (Thourioi; later, Thurium).
About Fine Ref# V1132 .50 LUCANIA: THOURION (Thourioi; later, Thurium).
1; Del Mar, A., History Of Monetary Systems (Board of Celtic Studies Bulletin Vol.
Le Secretariat du Congres, ed., Papers of The General Session 11 of The XIVth UISPP Congress of The University Of Liège, 2001 (Archaeopress, Oxford, 2005), Gold and Bronze Ring Money, p.