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Live auction - bgr_526930 - CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère

CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère XF/AU
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Estimate : 920 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 04 June 2019 14:19:38
Type : Statère
Date: c. 365 AC.
Mint name / Town : Corinthe, Corinthie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,53 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré des deux côtés. Joli Pégase au droit de frappe un peu molle. Revers de haut relief bien venu à la frappe et de joli style. Belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés
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 ; au-dessus, un dauphin à droite ; derrière la tête d’Athéna, un thymiaterion ; sous la tête d’Athéna, une branche de laurier.

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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