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Live auction - bgr_467618 - BEOTIA - THEBES Statère

BEOTIA - THEBES Statère XF
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bgr_467618
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 379-368 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thèbes, Béotie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 12,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale légèrement décentré des deux côtés. Joli droit avec une cassure de coin. Joli revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Harlan J. Berk et de la collection M. P

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bouclier béotien.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cratère (diota) surmonté d’une couronne.
Reverse legend : DA-IM.
Reverse translation : (Daim).

Commentary


Trace de cassure de coin au droit en bordure de bouclier. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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