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Live auction - bgr_554541 - ARGOLIS - ARGOS Hemidrachme

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Estimate : 280 €
Price : 165 €
Maximum bid : 165 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:16:08
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Argos, Argolide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,60 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, bien centré. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock de Vigne (1985)


Obverse description : Protomé de loup à droite.


Reverse description : A dans un carré creux ; au-dessous, palme tournée à gauche.
Reverse legend : D-A/M-O/SQE.
Reverse translation : (Damosthe).

Historical background


(III - Ist century BC)

Argos according to mythology was one of the principal cities of the kingdom of Agamemnon with Mycenae. Argos, very soon found himself the capital amphictyony Dorian. Phidion Argos is described as one of the creators of the currency of Aegina. The city of Argos vowed a particular cult solar which the wolf is a symbol of Apollo and the Argives chose for their currencies whose production began in the early fifth century BC the Argives s' opposed the Lacedaemonians. They remained neutral during the Persian invasion of Xerxes in 480 BC they captured Mycenae in 468 BC Neutral beginning of the Peloponnesian War, Argos joined the Athenian alliance after Peace of Nicias in 421 BC Argos was defeated at Mantinea in 418 BC and again undergoes the Spartan yoke. In 362, Argos allied to the Thebans, always against Sparta before falling under the protection of Philip II of Macedonia. After the death of Alexander and Lamian War 322 BC, Argos entered the Achaean League in 280 BC The league was dissolved in 146 BC after taking Corinth by the Romans.

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