Bruttium, Kaulonia.

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Description

Circa 420-410 BC. AR didrachm or nomos, 8 gr., 22 mm.

Obv: Apollo, nude, advancing to the right, holding laurel branch in upraised right hand and extending left, to the right: butting bull on altar.

Rev: [KAYΛΩNIATAΣ]; stag standing to the right; in upper left field: sprig of plane tree with three leaves and two fruits.

Ref: HN Italy 2058; Noe, Caulonia, 124. From a Swiss collection, acquired in the 1970’s.

Extremely rare. Insignificant banker’s mark on reverse. Very fine

The leaves and bark of the plane tree were used medicinally. A fabric dye was made from its twigs and roots.