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bgr_669326 - ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme

ATTICA - ATHENS Tétradrachme VF
450.00 €(Approx. 490.50$ | 373.50£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 430 AC.
Mint name / Town : Athènes
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 17,16 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure importante mais régulière. Revers agréable. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la vente Drouot du 26 octobre 1979, lot n° 18 et de la collection Aymé Cornu

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque attique à cimier, orné de trois feuilles d'olivier et d'une palmette avec collier et boucles d'oreilles.

Reverse


Reverse description : Chouette debout à droite, la tête de face ; derrière, une branche d'olivier et un croissant ; le tout dans les restes d'un carré creux.
Reverse legend : AQE.

Commentary


Marque de démonétisation au revers.

Historical background


ATHENS - ATHENS

(Fifth century BC)

Capital of Athens in the fifth century is largely based on the recovery of the treasure of the Delian League, which contained no less than five thousand talents of silver, and which served to enrich and beautify Athens oppressing the Allies. The Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) ended the Athenian hegemony. Pericles (449-429 BC) did not live long enough to witness the fall of the city. Thucydides has immortalized the conflict in his book on the Peloponnesian War he was one of the players before himself ostracized, that is to say exile.

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