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Live auction - bgr_441143 - AKARNANIA - ANACTORION Statère

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 01 August 2017 14:07:50
Type : Statère
Date: c. 320-280 AC.
Mint name / Town : Acarnanie, Anactorium
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,55 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Usure sur le Pégase. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe, de style fin. Belle patine avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en mai 1993 et provient de Conseils Placements


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


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière monogramme et omphalos.
Reverse legend : (AN)/ (LO).
Reverse translation : (Anactorium).


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

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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