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bgr_753529 - BEOTIA - THEBES Hemidrachme ou quart de statère

BEOTIA - THEBES Hemidrachme ou quart de statère XF
175.00 €(Approx. 190.75$ | 155.75£)
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Type : Hemidrachme ou quart de statère
Date: c. 379-371
Mint name / Town : Thèbes, Béotie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,50 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au droit. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bouclier béotien.


Reverse description : Canthare surmonté d’une massue posée horizontalement à droite ; une feuille de vigne dans le champ à droite.
Reverse legend : B - OI.
Reverse translation : (des Béotiens).


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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