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Live auction - bgr_687579 - AKARNANIA - ARGOS AMPHILOCHIKON Statère

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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 920 €
Maximum bid : 920 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:20:45
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: c. 360-330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Acarnanie, Argos Amphilochicum
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 8,40 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré, présentant un très joli Pégase avec un petit chien bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Pégase volant à droite ; dessous, un chien couché à droite.
Obverse legend : AR.
Obverse translation : (Argos).


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière une lyre et devant, un protomé de chien.
Reverse legend : AR.

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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