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Live auction - bgr_625025 - AKARNANIA - ANACTORION Statère ou Didrachme

AKARNANIA - ANACTORION Statère ou Didrachme AU/AU
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Type : Statère ou Didrachme
Date: c. 330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Anactorium, Acarnanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 8,49 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée des deux côtés. Très joli portrait d’Athéna. Beau Pégase. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Pégase volant à gauche.
Obverse legend : (AN).
Obverse translation : (Anactorium).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MONOGRAMME.
Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière un trépied delphien dans une couronne de laurier.

Historical background


AKARNANIA - ANACTORION

(IVe siècle avant J.-C.)

Anactorium, located at the entrance to the Gulf Ambracian near Actium, was one of the oldest Corinthian colonies founded in the seventh century BC In 425, the Corinthian elements were driven out by the Athenians and Acarnanians during the Peloponnesian War. When the Sacred War, between 355 and 346 BC, Anactorium favorable to the Corinthians sided with the Thebans against the Phocians. It was at this time that the monetary emissions resumed.

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