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bgr_662370 - CARIA - KNIDOS Obole

CARIA - KNIDOS Obole XF
280.00 €(Approx. 333.20$ | 240.80£)
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Type : Obole
Date: c. 530-520 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cnide, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 0,86 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


Une des premières monnaies du monnayage archaïque de Cnide.

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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