Cales Campania Italy AE20 265-240 BC Apollo / Man Faced Bull Fine

Ancient Coins - Cales Campania Italy AE20 265-240 BC Apollo / Man Faced Bull Fine
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Cales, Campania, Italy, c. 265 - 240 B.C.
 
GB73620. Bronze AE 20, SNG Cop 309; HN Italy 436, SNG ANS 183, cf. BMC Italy p. 79, 23 (star of eight rays vice O below), F, green patina, tight flan, 6.161g, 19.6mm, 225o, Cales (Calvi Risorta, Italy) mint, CALENO, laureate head of Apollo left, star behind; reverse man-faced bull right, star of sixteen rays above, Θ (or O?) below, CALENO in exergue
 
The Romans captured Cales in 335 B.C. and established a colony in 334 with Latin rights of 2,500 citizens. It was an important base in the war against Hannibal. Before 184 B.C. more settlers were sent there. After the Social War it became a municipium. Its fertile territory and manufacture of black glazed pottery, which was even exported to Etruria, made it prosperous. Inscriptions name six gates of the town: and there are considerable remains of antiquity, especially of an amphitheater and theater, of a supposed temple, a Roman necropolis, and other edifices.
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