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Live auction - bgr_588543 - CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère

CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère XF
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Starting price : 600 €
Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 1 300 €
Maximum bid : 1 300 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:21:13
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: c. 545-500 AC.
Mint name / Town : Corinthe, Corinthie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Weight : 8,03 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Métal légèrement piqué au droit. Patine grise
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du trésor de Taranto (1911)

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Carré creux quadripartite en forme de swastika.

Commentary


Nous sommes en présence d’un type les plus anciens frappé en argent en Occident.

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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