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Live auction - bgr_503354 - ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme stéphanophore

ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme stéphanophore XF
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 440 €
Maximum bid : 440 €
End of the sale : 30 July 2019 14:12:07
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 130-129 AC.
Mint name / Town : Athènes, Attique
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 16,46 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré. Frappe un peu brouillée au droit. Joli revers, bien venu et servi par une belle patine foncé
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.


Reverse description : Chouette debout à droite, la tête de face sur une amphore couchée à droite ; dans le champ à gauche,un foudre posé verticalement.
Reverse legend : A-QE/ QEO-FRA/ SWTAS/ LAIN/ Q/ SW.
Reverse translation : (Athènes Théophraste, Sotas, Lain).


Magistrats : Théophraste, Sotas, Lain.

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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