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Live auction - bgr_441511 - BEOTIA - THEBES Statère

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 01 August 2017 14:09:20
Type : Statère
Date: c. 425-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thèbes, Béotie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 11,58 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan oblong, décentré des deux côtés, en particulier sur le bouclier au droit, l’ethnique et le symbole au revers. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés et irisés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en juin 1994 et provient de Conseils Placements


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bouclier béotien.


Reverse description : Cratère (diota) ; dans le champ à droite, une grappe de raisin.
Reverse legend : Q-E.
Reverse translation : (Thèbes).


Au revers, il s’agit bien d’une grappe de raisin à peine visible. Ce type avec les deux premières lettres de l’ethnique serait frappé avant la chute d’Athènes.

Historical background

Boeotia - THEBES

(404-387 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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