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Live auction - bgr_688230 - AKARNANIA - ARGOS AMPHILOCHIKON Statère ou Didrachme

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Type : Statère ou Didrachme
Date: c. 360 330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Argos, Acarnanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,53 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré avec le flan fendu à 10 heures au revers à l’usure régulière servi par une très belle patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Bonvallet (Bred) en 1981


Obverse description : Pégase volant à droite.
Obverse legend : AR.
Obverse translation : (Argos).


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière la tête, un grain d’orge placé verticalement.
Reverse legend : ARGEIWN.
Reverse translation : (des Argéens).


Sur cet exemplaire, au droit, nous n’avons pas Argos. Ce type semble en fait beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous proposons un exemplaire à la vente.

Historical background


(IV-III century BC)

Argos was founded by Amphilochus, an Argive. The city nicknamed Amphilochicum to distinguish the Peloponnesian Argos was located in the Gulf of Ambracia. The city had to face several attacks Ambracian its neighbor. The city was rescued several times by the Athenians, the last time in 426 BC, it was saved by the general Demosthenes. Under the influence of the fourth century Corinth, Argos as Ambracia belonged to the League Acarnanienne. Around 270 BC, the city fell under the domination of the Aetolian League.

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