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Live auction - bgr_577963 - BEOTIA - THEBES Statère

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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 550 €
Maximum bid : 800 €
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 14:12:09
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère
Date: c. 390-382 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thèbes, Béotie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,80 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, éclaté à 5h, légèrement décentré. Joli bouclier, bien venu à la frappe. Agréable patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bouclier béotien.


Reverse description : Cratère (diota) avec une massue dans le champ inférieur droit.
Reverse legend : T-I/M-I.


Magistrat Timi.

Historical background


(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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