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Live auction - bgr_519084 - ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme stéphanophore

ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme stéphanophore AU
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Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 127-126 AC.
Mint name / Town : Athènes, Attique
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,78 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur petit flan bien centré, un peu court sur la couronne au revers. Belle tête d’Athéna bien venue à la frappe avec le grènetis visible. Revers complet. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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


Reverse description : Chouette debout à droite, la tête de face sur une amphore couchée à droite, dans le champ à gauche, une cigale.
Reverse legend : A-QE/ LU/SAN/ GLAU/KOS/ NIKWN/ B/ SW.
Reverse translation : (Athènes/ Lysandros/ Glaucos/ Nikon).

Commentary


Magistrats Lysandros, Glaucos et Nikon. Cette série est datée par Flament de 127-126 avant J.-C. Sur cet exemplaire, tous les moyens d’identification sont visibles.

Historical background


ATHENS - ATHENS

(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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