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Live auction - bgr_521554 - BEOTIA - HALIARTOS Statère

BEOTIA - HALIARTOS Statère VF
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2019/03/05 14:00:00
bgr_521554
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 475-450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Haliartos, Béotie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Weight : 11,93 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et globulaire bien centré à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection P.-R. B

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bouclier béotien.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Cratère creux en ailes de moulin avec quatre compartiments creux avec un symbole au centre.

Commentary


Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le proposons à la vente.

Historical background


Viotia - HALIARTOS

(Sixth - fifth century BC)

The territory of Haliartos was known in ancient times and is mentioned by Homer in the Iliad (2, 503). The city was defended by thick walls with an Acropolis where was located a temple dedicated to Athena Itonia. Haliartos seems to have depended on Thebes. During the Persian invasion, Haliartos one of the few cities in the region not to recognize the authority of Xerxes and was destroyed as such. The city was rebuilt soon after and was part of the first béotinne League (446-386 BC). The city was the capital of the second league in 378 BC.

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