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E-auction 567-508377 - bgr_897366 - ATTICA - ATHENS Unité

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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 21 €
End of the sale : 26 February 2024 14:07:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 87-86 AC.
Mint name / Town : Athènes, Attique
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 7,30 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan éclaté à divers endroits, centré. Joli portrait. Usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien à cimier ; grènetis circulaire perlé.


Reverse description : Zeus nu, marchant à droite, tendant la main gauche, tenant un trident de la main droite ; une étoile à huit rais entre deux croissants.
Reverse legend : A-QE.
Reverse translation : (d’Athènes).


Cette émission avec l’astre en deux croissants serait peut-être à rapprocher des monnaies frappées par les partisans de Mithridates VI du Pont vers 87-86 avant J.-C. avant le siège de la ville par Sylla et sa capture.

Historical background


(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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