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Live auction - bgr_507339 - CARIA - KNIDOS Tetrobole

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Estimate : 350 €
Price : 225 €
Maximum bid : 225 €
End of the sale : 30 October 2018 14:11:53
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tetrobole
Date: c. 250-210 AC.
Mint name / Town : Carie, Cnide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,60 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête d’Artémis. Joli revers de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d’Artémis à droite, le carquois sur l’épaule.


Reverse description : Trépied delphien.
Reverse legend : KNIDIWN/ FILOKLHS.
Reverse translation : (de Cnide/ Philoclès).


Notre exemplaire est très proche de celui de la collection von Aulock, n° 2612 sans que nous puissions mettre de liaison de coin en lumière.

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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