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bgr_880522 - CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère

CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère XF/VF
280.00 €(Approx. 302.40$ | 240.80£)
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 340 AC
Mint name / Town : Corinthe, Corinthie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,43 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli Pégase. Usure plus marquée au droit. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque corinthien.

Historical background


CORINTHIA - CORINTH

(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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