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E-auction 500-410372 - bgr_513564 - ARCADIA - ARCADIAN LEAGUE Hémidrachme ou triobole

ARCADIA - ARCADIAN LEAGUE Hémidrachme ou triobole XF
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Estimate : 195 €
Price : 73 €
Maximum bid : 87 €
End of the sale : 14 November 2022 14:04:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Hémidrachme ou triobole
Date: c. 175-168 AC.
Mint name / Town : Mégalopolis, Arcadie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,40 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête de Zeus. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine de collection avec des reflets dorés et irisés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Harlan J. Berk

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus Lycaios à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : (ARK) EN MONOGRAMME.
Reverse description : Pan nu assis à gauche sur un rocher, levant la main droite et tenant le lagobolon de la main gauche ; devant lui, un aigle sur les genoux.

Commentary


Étalon symmachique.

Historical background


ARCADIA - ARCADIAN LEAGUE

(4th - 1st century BC)

Arcadia was landlocked in the Peloponnese. For more than a century from the 6th century to the end of the 5th century BC. -VS. , the Héræiens imposed their hegemony on most of Arcadia and thus found themselves the motor of the Arcadian League whose primitive coinage would have begun around 510 BC. -VS. Their capital, Lycosura, a religious city said to be the oldest in the world, founded by Lycaon, in honor of Zeus Lycaios. The Heraeans presided over the games held in the sanctuary of Mount Lyceum. Arcadia had entered Spartan orbit around 470 BC.. -VS. The Heraeans lost control of the League around 418 BC. -VS. The Arcadian cities emancipated from Spartan rule after the Peace of Nicias in 421 BC. -VS. But in fact, they will have to wait for the Theban intervention of Epaminondas in Arcadia and the foundation of the new federal capital, Megalopolis in 371 BC.. -VS. The Arcadian hopes crumble ten years later in Mantinea where the Theban conqueror dies.. Arcadia came under Macedonian rule after the unfortunate attack of the Spartan king Agis III which was repelled by Antipater, regent of Alexander III, in 331 BC.. -VS.

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