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Live auction - bgr_496121 - CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère

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Estimate : 720 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 31 July 2018 14:11:00
Type : Statère
Date: c. 365 AC.
Mint name / Town : Corinthe, Corinthie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 8,57 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale décentré au droit avec le coin bouché sur l’ethnique. Très joli revers de style fin avec un kouros particulièrement bien venu au revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés


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


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière la tête, un kouros (statuette d’homme nu archaïque, barbu) debout à droite, tenant une haste transversale et une bandelette nouée.


Mêmes coins que l'exemplaire du Staatliche Museen de Berlin et du Kunsthistorische Museum de Vienne, Ravel, n° 714a et b, pl. XLIV. Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la vente Lanz 50, n° 314.

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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