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Live auction - bgr_482428 - AKARNANIA - ANACTORION Statère

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 430 €
Maximum bid : 513 €
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:09:24
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: c. 350-340 AC.
Mint name / Town : Anactorium, Acarnanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 8,50 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier bien centré. Faiblesse de frappe sur la tête de Pégase. Joli revers avec le symbole bien visible derrière la tête d’Athéna. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Pégase volant à droite.
Obverse legend : (AN).


Reverse legend : MONOGRAMME.
Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière un trépied delphiendans une couronne.
Reverse legend : (AN).


Début de cassure de coin au revers perceptible sous le nez. Petite excroissance de métal à 1 heure.

Historical background


(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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