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Live auction - bgr_612040 - ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme stéphanophore

ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme stéphanophore AU/AU
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Starting price : 450 €
Estimate : 850 €
Price : 920 €
Maximum bid : 920 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:19:56
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 165-142 AC.
Mint name / Town : Attique, Athènes
Metal : silver
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 16,49 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré des deux côtés. Petites traces de corrosion à 12h au droit ainsi qu’un léger tréflage. Très joli revers, de bon style. Patine grise de collection
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 ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse description : Chouette debout à droite, la tête de face sur une amphore couchée à droite, dans le champ à droite, une Niké debout à droite, tenant une couronne ; deux monogrammes dans les champs.
Reverse legend : A-QE.
Reverse translation : (d’Athènes/ Eumélos, Calliphon).

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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