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Live auction - bgr_467620 - CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère

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Estimate : 780 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:25:13
Type : Statère
Date: c. 500-450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Corinthe, Corinthie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 8,62 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais à l’usure importante, mais parfaitement identifiable. Coin légèrement bouché au droit. Joli revers. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Delepierre- - Dewing- - BMC.- - Cop.- - R.- - HGCS. 4/1822 - Pegasi56
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Harlan J. Berk en 2010 et de la collection M. P


Obverse legend : Q ARCHAÏQUE.
Obverse description : Pégase volant à droite, les ailes repliées, la bride sur le cou.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien dans les restes d’un carré creux.


Joli style archaïsant de la tête d’Athéna au revers. Sur cet exemplaire, au droit, le kappa archaïque est stylisé. Nous n’avons pas pu reconnaître une liaison de coin. Début de cassure de coin au niveau du kappa archaïque.

Historical background

Corinthia - CORINTH

(Fifth century BC)

Corinth became one of the most important cities of Greece militarily and economically controlling 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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