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bgr_413509 - CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère

CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère VF/XF
750.00 €(Approx. 832.50$ | 682.50£)
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 365 AC.
Mint name / Town : Corinthe, Corinthie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 8,61 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Frappe un peu molle sur le Pégase au droit parfaitement centré. Très jolie représentation du revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Savoca et de la collection Laurent F

Obverse


Obverse legend : Q (KAPPA ARCHAÏQUE).
Obverse description : Pégase volant à gauche, les ailes déployées.

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque corinthien ; au-dessus, un dauphin à droite ; derrière la tête d’Athéna, un coq à droite.

Commentary


Au revers, l’animal ne ressemble pas à un coq de basse cour.

Historical background


Corinthia - CORINTH

(400-350 BC)

Corinth became one of the most important cities of Greece controlling militarily and economically the isthmus of the same name. Founded by the Aeolians, Corinth was located between central Greece and the Peloponnese. It is the homeland of many cities, Corinthian colonies, including Syracuse, Corcyra Ambracia Anactorium and Leucas. During the Peloponnesian War (431-404 AC.) She was with Sparta, one of the most implacable enemy of Athens. Corinth managed to maintain its independence against the oppressive domination of the Macedonians. At the end of the reign of Philip II of Macedon (359-336 AC.), It allied with Athens and Thebes and was defeated at the Battle of Chaeronea in 338 BC Philip it maintained its autonomy..

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