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bgr_758636 - BEOTIA - THEBES Statère

BEOTIA - THEBES Statère AU
650.00 €(Approx. 708.50$ | 539.50£)
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 363-338 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thèbes, Béotie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 12,19 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, légèrement décentré au revers. Beau cratère. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bouclier béotien.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cratère (diota) surmonté d’une massue tournée à droite .
Reverse legend : A-S-W-P.

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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