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bgr_844065 - CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère

CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère XF
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Corinthe, Corinthie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 6,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli Pégase. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière, un vase (hydrie).
Reverse legend : N.

Historical background


CORINTHIA - CORINTH

(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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