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Live auction - bgr_643853 - AKARNANIA - ANACTORION Statère

AKARNANIA - ANACTORION Statère XF/AU
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Starting price : 250 €
Estimate : 450 €
Price : 700 €
Maximum bid : 700 €
End of the sale : 26 January 2021 14:18:35
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: c. 320-280 AC.
Mint name / Town : Anactorium, Acarnanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 8,41 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Deux cassures de coin visibles au droit. Très belle tête d’Athéna. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

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


Poids léger. 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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