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Live auction - bgr_432179 - BEOTIA - THEBES Statère

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Estimate : 2 200 €
Price : 1 200 €
Maximum bid : 1 200 €
End of the sale : 13 June 2017 14:10:41
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère
Date: c. 379-368 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thèbes, Béotie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,23 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Très joli droit. Le revers est bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés et bleutés irisés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Leo Hamburger 98 du 3 avril 1933 (avec son étiquette)


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bouclier béotien.


Reverse description : Cratère (diota) surmonté d’une couronne.
Reverse legend : KL-EES.
Reverse translation : (Klion).


Plusieurs exemplaires de ce type faisaient partie du trésor de Myron (IGCH. 62) découvert en 1914 en Thessalie et publié par Svoronos qui contenait plus de 1.600 monnaies dont 525 statères de Thèbes avec noms de magistrats .

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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