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Live auction - bgr_669174 - ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme stéphanophore

ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme stéphanophore XF
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Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 107-106 AC.
Mint name / Town : Athènes, Attique
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,65 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli revers, agréable. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire de la collection Aymé Cornu

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, une Tyché ailée debout à gauche, la main placée au-dessus d’une amphore, tenant une corne d’abondance.
Reverse legend : A-QE/ HRA-KLE/IDHS/ EUK/LHS/ ARIS/TWN/ D/ So.

Commentary


Magistrats Herakleidès, Euclès et Ariston. Cette série est datée par Flament de 107-106 avant J.-C. au lieu de 140-139 avant J.-C. par Margaret Thompson.

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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