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bgr_536735 - ATTICA - ATHENS Hemidrachme

ATTICA - ATHENS Hemidrachme XF
480.00 €(Approx. 532.80$ | 422.40£)
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Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 450-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Athènes, Attique
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,93 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier à l’usure plus prononcée au droit sur le casque d’Athéna. Jolie chouette au revers. Patine de collection foncée
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque attique à cimier, orné de trois feuilles d'olivier et d'une palmette avec collier et boucles d'oreilles.


Reverse description : Chouette debout de face, les ailes fermées surmontée d’une double branche d’olivier ; le tout dans un cercle linéaire creux.
Reverse legend : A/Q-E.
Reverse translation : (Athènes).


Divisionnaire inhabituelle.

Historical background


(Fifth century BC)

Capital of Athens in the fifth century is largely based on the recovery of the treasure of the Delian League, which contained no less than five thousand talents of silver, and which served to enrich and beautify Athens oppressing the Allies. The Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) ended the Athenian hegemony. Pericles (449-429 BC) did not live long enough to witness the fall of the city. Thucydides has immortalized the conflict in his book on the Peloponnesian War he was one of the players before himself ostracized, that is to say exile.

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