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Live auction - bgr_467698 - ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme stéphanophore

ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme stéphanophore VF
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Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 113-112 AC.
Mint name / Town : Athènes, Attique
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,91 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine de collection ancienne, tachée au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en novembre 1985 et provient du stock d’Art et Placement (J.-P. Kimmel)

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 droite, Triptolème dans un char à gauche tiré par des serpents.
Reverse legend : A-QE/ EUM/AREI/DHS/ KLEO/MEN/ LEWN.
Reverse translation : (d’Athènes, Eumareidès, Cléomène, Léon).

Commentary


Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente pour ce type.

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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