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Live auction - bgr_444211 - BITHYNIA - KALCHEDON Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 590 €
Maximum bid : 800 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:20:41
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Chalcédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Weight : 15,11 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan oblong, épais et irrégulier, bien centré. Jolie représentation du taureau au droit. Beau carré creux granuleux au revers. Patine de collection avec des reflets dorés, légèrement taché au revers


Obverse description : Taureau à gauche placé sur un épi de blé tourné à gauche.
Obverse legend : KALC/ (TU).
Obverse translation : (Chalcédoine).


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Carré creux quadripartite granuleux.


Cet exemplaire présente la particularité d’avoir un petit monogramme devant le poitrail du taureau. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background

Bithynia - CHALCEDON

(Fourth century BC)

Chalcedon Megarian colony was founded in the seventh century BC on the Asian coast of the Propontis opposite Byzantium. Following the campaign in Thrace Cimon, Chalcedon between the Delian League and remained there until 413 BC The city later passed under the Spartan domination. After the battle of Cnidus in 394 BC, won by Conon, she opposed Sparta. After the Peace of the Great King in 387 BC (Antalcidas), she passed under Persian rule before allying with Thebes in 364 BC At the time of Alexander's invasion, the city remained faithful to Darius III and Alexander recognized as 330 BC.

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