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Live auction - bgr_669380 - AKARNANIA - ARGOS AMPHILOCHIKON Statère

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 300 €
Maximum bid : 475 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 14:13:53
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère
Date: c. 330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Acarnanie, Argos Amphilochicum
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 4 h.
Weight : 8,22 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré. Très joli pégase. Léger tréflage au droit. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire de la collection Aymé Cornu


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


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

Historical background


(4th-3rd century BC)

Argos was founded by Amphilochos, an Argive. The city nicknamed Amphilochicum to distinguish it from Peloponnesian Argos was located at the bottom of the Gulf of Ambracia. The city had to face several attacks from Ambracia, its neighbour. The city was rescued several times by the Athenians, the last time in 426 BC, it was saved by general Demosthenes. Under the influence of Corinth in the 4th century, Argos like Ambracia belonged to the Acarnanian League. Around 270 BC, the city fell under the rule of the Aetolian League.

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