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Live auction - bgr_413850 - THRACE - BYZANTION Drachme ou sicle XF

THRACE - BYZANTION Drachme ou sicle XF
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 31 January 2017 14:04:30
Type : Drachme ou sicle 
Date: c. 357-340 AC 
Mint name / Town : Byzance,Thrace 
Metal : silver 
Diameter : 16  mm
Orientation dies : -  h.
Weight : 3,62  g.
Rarity : R1 
Coments on the condition : Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Joli droit. Patine avec des reflets dorés 
Catalogue references : P.-  - SB.-  - GC.1581 var.  - BMC.13 var.  - Cop.- 
Obverse
Reverse
Commentary
Historical background
Obverse legend : (BY) archaïque ; B inversé entre les antérieurs de l’animal .
Obverse description : Vache passant à gauche, placée sur un dauphin tourné à gauche .
Reverse legend : Anépigraphe .
Reverse description : Carré creux divisé en quatre compartiments granuleux orné de quatre globules, un dans chaque compartiment .
Avec ce différent entre les pattes de la vache, ce type semble beaucoup plus rare.

Thrace - BYZANCE

(Ve - fourth century BC)

Byzantium, Constantinople and future Istanbul, was founded in 657 BC by settlers from Megaran Central Greece. The city was besieged by Philip II of Macedon in 340/339 BC and was found in the part of Lysimachus in the division of the Empire of Alexander. Couroupédion after she regained its independence. Its location at the entrance to the Black Sea at the mouth of the Propontis and its rich fertile plains on the coast ensured him great prosperity. Change the monetary standard in 357 BC seems to indicate a change in trade routes of the city which then turned over to the Eastern Mediterranean and Rhodes towards the Black Sea, where the Persian standard was dominant. When the city gets its independence in the early third century, it contains, based on the work of Henri Seyrig, the typology of loosestrife that are slain in the city for over 150 years (see, most recently, MJ Price, Mithradates VI Eupator Dionysos and coinages of Black Sea, NC 1968, p. 9-10 of late use of this type).