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E-auction 118-63267 - ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme stéphanophore

ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme stéphanophore F
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 125 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 20 July 2015 15:00:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 142-141 AC.
Mint name / Town : Athènes, Attique
Metal : silver
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,82 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan extrêmement large à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine grise. Piqué et corrodé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque attique à cimier, orné d'un griffon bondissant à droite surmontant un quadrige.


Reverse description : Chouette debout à droite, la tête de face sur une amphore couchée à droite, dans le champ à droite, un bouclier macédonien surmonté d’une étoile.
Reverse legend : A-QE/ DH/MH - IE/RW.
Reverse translation : (Athènes/ Démé /Iéro.


Magistrats Démé et Iéro/ Cette émission est placée par Hoover en 142-141 avant J.-C..

Historical background


(III - Ist century BC)

Athens after the death of Alexander the Great tried to regain its independence. The Athenians were defeated Crannon 322 BC Demosthenes committed suicide to avoid being delivered to Antipater. After this date, Athens survived only thanks to its past prestige. Cassandra took Athens in 317 BC and established an oligarchic regime. She followed the fate of Macedonia until the defeat of Perseus in 168 BC During the war against Mithridates, Sulla besieged the city who went to 86 BC.

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