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bgr_767662 - BEOTIA - THEBES Hemidrachme ou quart de statère

BEOTIA - THEBES Hemidrachme ou quart de statère AU/XF
280.00 €(Approx. 305.20$ | 232.40£)
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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 : 2,56 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli bouclier, bien venu à la frappe. Revers agréable. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bouclier béotien.

Reverse


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).

Commentary


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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