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bgr_588505 - AKARNANIA - ARGOS AMPHILOCHIKON Statère

AKARNANIA - ARGOS AMPHILOCHIKON Statère XF
350.00 €(Approx. 395.50$ | 297.50£)
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Acarnanie, Argos Amphilochicum
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 8,28 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière un bouclier.
Reverse legend : DI.

Historical background


Acarnania - ARGOS AMPHILOCHICUM

(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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