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Live auction - bgr_441155 - AKARNANIA - ANACTORION Statère

AKARNANIA - ANACTORION Statère XF
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:15:20
Type : Statère
Date: c. 320-280 AC.
Mint name / Town : Anactorium, Acarnanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 8,37 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Pégase bien venu à la frappe au droit. Très belle tête d’Athéna. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en février 1993 et provient de Conseils Placements

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière un autel circulaire allumé.
Reverse legend : ARI/ DW.

Commentary


Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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