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Live auction - bgr_524563 - ATTICA - ATHENS Unité

ATTICA - ATHENS Unité XF
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bgr_524563
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 87-86 AC.
Mint name / Town : Athènes, Attique
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,76 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection B. Odaert

Obverse


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

Reverse


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).

Commentary


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


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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