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Live auction - bgr_567745 - AKARNANIA - LEUKAS Statère

AKARNANIA - LEUKAS Statère AU
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2020/03/10 14:00:00
bgr_567745
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 320-280 AC.
Mint name / Town : Leucas, Acarnanie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 8,45 g.
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle d’Athéna. Agréable patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock d’Alain Weil (1983)

Obverse


Obverse description : Pégase volant à gauche.
Obverse legend : L.
Obverse translation : (Leucas).

Reverse


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

Historical background


Acarnania - LEUCAS

(350-306 BC)

Leucas is an island 32 km long and 12 km at its widest point, connected to the mainland by an isthmus. The city was located opposite the entrance to the Gulf of Ambracia. Its name comes from the many limestone hills of the island. Corinthian colony was founded between 650 and 625 BC As the coin types indicate, Leucas was a Corinthian colony. These staters were widely used for trade with Syracuse and Italy. The city was the second production center for foals just after Corinth, the metropolis. This coinage continued until the destruction of Corinth in 306 BC Leucas was still the third and second centuries BC the issuer of the powerful league Acarnanienne created after 196 BC center After the collapse of the League in 167 BC, the city experienced an economic revival, which lasted until the beginning of the first century BC.

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