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Live auction - bgr_893774 - ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme stéphanophore

ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme stéphanophore AU
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Estimate : 980 €
Price : 890 €
Maximum bid : 910 €
End of the sale : 05 March 2024 14:18:15
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 111-110 AC.
Mint name / Town : Athènes, Attique
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,70 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré des deux côtés. Très beau revers, bien détaillé. Portrait agréable. Patine grise 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 droite, Artémis Phosphoros debout à droite.
Reverse legend : A-QE/FANO-KLHS/ APOL/WNIo/S// B/ME.
Reverse translation : (d’Athènes, Phanoclès Apolonios).

Commentary


Au revers, Artémis est qualifiée de porteuse de torches (Phosphoros).

Historical background


ATTICA - ATHENS

(3rd - 1st century BC)

Athens after the death of Alexander the Great tried to regain its independence. The Athenians were defeated at Crannon in 322 BC. Demosthenes committed suicide so as not to be delivered to Antipater. After this date, Athens only survived thanks to its past prestige. Cassander captured 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 which surrendered in 86 BC..

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