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Live auction - bgr_878062 - BITHYNIA - KALCHEDON Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 600 €
Maximum bid : 600 €
End of the sale : 05 March 2024 14:20:52
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Chalcédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Weight : 14,95 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan légèrement décentré. Très beau taureau, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés


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


(4th century BC)

Chalcedon, a Megarian colony, was founded in the 7th century BC on the Asian coast of the Propontis just opposite Byzantium. Following Cimon's campaign in Thrace, Chalcedon entered the Delian League and remained there until 413 BC. The city then came under Lacedaemonian rule. After the battle of Cnide in 394 BC, won by Conon, she opposed Sparta. After the Great King's Peace in 387 BC (Antalcidas), it came back under Persian domination before allying itself with Thebes in 364 BC. At the time of Alexander's invasion, the city remained loyal to Darius III and did not recognize Alexander until 330 BC..

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