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Live auction - bgr_554563 - CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère

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Estimate : 750 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:11:54
Type : Statère
Date: c. 360 AC.
Mint name / Town : Corinthe, Corinthie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 8,42 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, légèrement décentré. Monnaie quasi TTB+ au revers. Patine grise, légèrement tachée avec des reflets bleutés
Catalogue references :
R.-  - P.-  - BMC.  - Cop.-  - GC.-  - HGCS. 4/-  - Pegasi268
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock de Platt (1981)


Obverse legend : Q ARCHAÏQUE.
Obverse description : Pégase volant à gauche.


Reverse description : Tête casquée d’Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque corinthien entourée de quatre dauphins.

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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