NOMOS

Zurich Worldtimer true blue by NOMOS Glashütte
edited by classy-captain

This new elegant luxury timepiece makes traveling fun again. Thanks to the new NOMOS swing system it knows nearly every time zone in the world and reveals the time in a push of a button.
Around the globe in 24 clicks!
Price: 4200 EUR

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Greek Nomos from Lokroi Epizephyrioi, Bruttium, C. 400-350 BC

Obverse: Laureate head of Zeus right; thunderbolt behind. Reverse: Eagle flying left, holding a hare in its talons.

Lokroi Epizephyrioi or Locris Epizephyrii, meaning “The Locrians upon the West Wind”, was founded about 680 BC on the Italian shore of the Ionian Sea, near modern Capo Zefirio, by the Greek Locrians (map). The city was the site of two great sanctuaries, that of Persephone — here worshipped as the protector of fertile marriage — and of Aphrodite. Plato called it “The flower of Italy”, due to the local peoples’ characteristics.

In the early centuries Locris was allied with Sparta, and later with Syracuse. It founded two colonies of its own, Hipponion and Medma. The city was abandoned in the fifth century AD. The town was finally destroyed by the Saracens in 915 AD.