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Live auction - bgr_355286 - CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère

CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère AU
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Estimate : 850 €
Price : 550 €
Maximum bid : 649 €
End of the sale : 30 June 2015 14:21:27
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère
Date: c. 405-345 AC.
Mint name / Town : Corinthe, Corinthie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,43 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Jolie représentation du droit, bien venu à la frappe avec les ailes bien visibles. Petite tête d’Athéna au revers. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés légèrement tachée au revers
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient d’une vente Burgan en 1993, n° 357 et de la collection du Docteur Frédéric Nordmann

Obverse


Obverse legend : Q (KOPPA ARCHAÏQUE).
Obverse description : Pégase volant à droite, les ailes déployées.

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière un pileus (bonnet).
Reverse legend : NI.

Commentary


Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


Corinthia - CORINTH

(400-350 BC)

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