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Live auction - bgr_355075 - BEOTIA - THEBES Hemidrachme

BEOTIA - THEBES Hemidrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 460 €
Maximum bid : 517 €
End of the sale : 30 June 2015 14:17:27
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 425-379
Mint name / Town : Thèbes, Béotie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,60 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Beau bouclier béotien. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du docteur Thierry de Craeker et de MONNAIES 59, n° 87

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bouclier béotien.

Reverse


Reverse description : Canthare surmonté d’une massue posée horizontalement à droite.
Reverse legend : QE-BH.
Reverse translation : (des Thébains).

Commentary


Poids léger. Le type de revers est peut-être à mettre en rapport avec le monnayage fédéral du même type avec la petite massue au-dessus du canthare (coll. BCD. n° 21).

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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