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Live auction - bgr_688247 - AKARNANIA - ANACTORION Statère

AKARNANIA - ANACTORION Statère AU
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bgr_688247
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 320-280 AC.
Mint name / Town : Acarnanie, Anactorium
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 8,46 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Belle représentation de Pégase au droit. Revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés et bleutés irisés

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Pégase volant à droite.
Obverse legend : (AN).

Reverse


Reverse legend : MONOGRAMME.
Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière une statuette archaïque d’Apollon actien nu, marchant à droite, tenant son arc de la main droite et une patère de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : (AN).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire reproduit dans l’ouvrage de R. Calciati, p. 499, n° 57/1.

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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