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bgr_401466 - BEOTIA - THEBES Statère

BEOTIA - THEBES Statère AU
550.00 €(Approx. 610.50$ | 500.50£)
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 390-382 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thèbes, Béotie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 12,20 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau bouclier bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers avec un petit plat sur la frise du cratère. Joli patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bouclier béotien.

Reverse


Reverse legend : FA -.
Reverse description : Cratère (diota) surmonté d’une grain d’orge tourné à droite.
Reverse legend : ST.
Reverse translation : (Androkleidas).

Commentary


Semble de même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de la collection BCD, Triton IX, n° 494.

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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