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Live auction - bgr_520060 - CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère

CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère AU
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2019/01/29 14:00:00
bgr_520060
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Corinthe, Corinthie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 8,34 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Joli droit avec le métal légèrement corrodé. Revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque corinthien lauré ; derrière, une égide ornée d’une tête de Méduse.
Reverse legend : A-R.

Commentary


Au revers, le symbole est inhabituel (égidé ornée d’une tête de Méduse. Le casque corinthien est orné d’une branche d’olivier (symbole de Paix).

Historical background


Corinthia - CORINTH

(350-306 BC)

Corinth was the unwitting victim of the Macedonian hegemony over Asia from Alexander the Great as it then lost its strategic role. Ptolemy I of the occupied 308-306 BC, which marks the end date of manufacture "foals". She joined the Achaean league after 268 BC, but the city was razed by Lucius Memmius in 146 BC for opposing Rome.

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