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v43_0204 - CARIA - KNIDOS Drachme

CARIA - KNIDOS Drachme XF
MONNAIES 43 (2010)
Starting price : 175.00 €
Estimate : 280.00 €
unsold lot
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 310-250 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cnide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,71 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure importante, mais parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Beau portrait rude d’Aphrodite. Très beau mufle de lion au revers. A été nettoyé anciennement
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Aphrodite Euploia à droite, les cheveux relevés en arrière et retenus par un sphendone.
Obverse legend : (TE).

Reverse


Reverse description : Protomé de lion à droite, la gueule ouverte, la langue pendante.
Reverse legend : [KNI]// TELEAS.
Reverse translation : (de Cnide/ Teleas).

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


DECAY - Knidos

(300-190 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 the Athenian Conon that helped 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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