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Live auction - bgr_532252 - CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère

CORINTHIA - CORINTH Statère XF/AU
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bgr_532252
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 345-307 AC.
Mint name / Town : Corinthe, Corinthie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 8,53 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Pégase à l’usure superficielle. Très joli revers élégant et équilibré. Belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés, légèrement tachée au droit
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque corinthien lauré ; derrière, une rose.
Reverse legend : E.

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la collection BCD, Lanz 105, n° 97. Même coin de revers que l’exemplaire décrit dans l’ouvrage d’O. Ravel, n° 997a.

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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