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Live auction - bgr_543012 - BEOTIA - THEBES Statère

BEOTIA - THEBES Statère AU
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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 750 €
Maximum bid : 750 €
End of the sale : 30 July 2019 14:07:33
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère
Date: c. 368-364 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thèbes, Béotie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 12,05 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et complet. Bien centré des deux côtés. Très beau bouclier. Petite usure superficielle sur le cratère au niveau de la frise décorative du vase. Jolie patine superficielle avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Gorny d’avril 1990 et du stock de CGB

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bouclier béotien.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cratère (diota) surmonté d’une grappe de raisin.
Reverse legend : FI-LO.
Reverse translation : (Philo).

Commentary


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de la collection BCD, n° 566, présentant le même petit défaut dans le champ à droite. Dans la collection BCD, ce statère se place juste après la série attribuée à Epaminondas qui trouva la mort à la bataille de Mantinée en 362 avant J.-C .

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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