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Live auction - bgr_856584 - CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 475 €
Maximum bid : 475 €
End of the sale : 24 October 2023 14:11:10
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: c. 330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Corinthe, Corinthie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 8,53 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très beau revers, bien venu à la frappe. Pégase agréable. Fine usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque corinthien lauré ; derrière, une chimère.
Reverse legend : A-R.


Le casque corinthien est orné d’une branche d’olivier (symbole de Paix).

Historical background


(350-306 BC)

Corinth was the unwitting victim of Macedonian hegemony over Asia from Alexander the Great because it then lost its strategic role. Ptolemy I occupied it from 308 to 306 BC, which marks the date of the end of the manufacture of "colts". It 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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