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bgr_781185 - BEOTIA - THEBES Statère

BEOTIA - THEBES Statère AU
1 500.00 €(Approx. 1605.00$ | 1260.00£)
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 368-364 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thèbes, Béotie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 12,25 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Joli bouclier, bien venu à la frappe. Revers agréable. Très belle patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bouclier béotien.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cratère (diota).
Reverse legend : KA-B.
Reverse translation : (magistrat KABI).

Historical background


BEOTIA - THEBES

(5th - 4th century BC)

Thebes was Athens' great rival. During the Peloponnesian War (431-404 AC.), she was an ally of Sparta. It dominated Greece, thanks to the strategist Epaminondas who, after the liberation of Thebes in 379 BC, successively triumphed over Sparta at Leuctra (371 AC.) and Corinth (369 AC.) before finding death at Mantinea (362 AC.). After this date, Philip II of Macedonia imposes his domination over Boeotia. Thebes was crushed in 338 BC at Chéronée where Alexander cut his teeth. The city is destroyed three years later.

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