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Live auction - bgr_873591 - CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère

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Estimate : 320 €
Price : 160 €
Maximum bid : 160 €
End of the sale : 23 January 2024 14:18:48
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère
Date: c. 375-300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Corinthe, Corinthie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 7,98 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli revers. Usure plus marquée au droit. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse legend : I.
Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière, Hermès debout à gauche tenant le caducée et une corne d’abondance.

Historical background


(400-350 BC)

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

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