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Live auction - bgr_544021 - BEOTIA - THEBES Hemidrachme ou quart de statère

BEOTIA - THEBES Hemidrachme ou quart de statère XF
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Estimate : 280 €
Price : 175 €
Maximum bid : 175 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:08:42
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Hemidrachme ou quart de statère
Date: c. 395-340
Mint name / Town : Thèbes, Béotie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,69 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré à l’usure régulière. Jolie patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bouclier béotien.


Reverse description : Canthare surmonté d’une massue posée horizontalement à droite ; un croissant évidé tourné vers l’intérieur.
Reverse legend : BO-I.
Reverse translation : (des Béotiens).


Poids léger. Avec les lettres BOI, ce monnayage semble être fédéral et a parfois été donné à l’atelier de Thespies (BMC. 30-37).

Historical background

Boeotia - THEBES

(Ve - fourth century BC)

Thebes was the great rival of Athens. During the Peloponnesian War (431-404 AC)., She was an ally of Sparta. She enjoyed Greece, thanks to quarterback Epaminondas, who, after the liberation of Thebes in 379 BC, Sparta triumph successively at Leuctra (371 AC.) And Corinth (369 AC). Before finding the dead Mantinea (362 AC.). After this date, Philip II of Macedonia imposes its dominion over Boeotia. Thebes was crushed in 338 BC at Chaeronea where Alexander made his debut. The city was destroyed three years later.

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