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Live auction - bgr_704788 - CARIA - KNIDOS Drachme

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Starting price : 250 €
Estimate : 500 €
Price : 260 €
Maximum bid : 260 €
End of the sale : 25 January 2022 14:21:03
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 465-449 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cnide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 5,86 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli portrait d’Aphrodite. Agréable patine foncée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de CNG, Auction 478, lot n° 170


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé de lion à droite, la gueule ouverte, la langue pendante.


Reverse description : Tête laurée d’Aphrodite à droite, les cheveux longs ; le tout dans un carré creux.

Historical background

DECAY - Knidos

(Fifth century BC)

Cnidus was a very old city, a major economic center, political and cultural. In 476 BC, she entered the Delian league attico-and remained there until 412 BC, after the Athenian defeat in Sicily. The coinage of Cnidus seems back in the early fourth century. This is off Cnidus in 394 BC that the Athenian Conon, assisted by the satrap Pharnabaze, won a great naval victory over the Spartan fleet of Lysander. Aphrodite, who was venerated at Knidos, is supposed to have been the inspiration for Conon. 350 BC, Praxiteles executed at the request of Cnidians a statue of Aphrodite appears on the coinage until the Hellenistic period, specifically to the battle of Magnesia in 189 BC.

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