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Live auction - bgr_611984 - CRETE - PHAISTOS Drachme

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Starting price : 200 €
Estimate : 400 €
Price : 373 €
Maximum bid : 500 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:24:57
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 360-320 AC.
Mint name / Town : Phaistos, Crète
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 5,95 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan ovale, centré des deux côtés. Usure régulière. Jolis portraits. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de jeune homme (Héraklès ?) à droite.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête de taureau de face.


C’est la première fois que nous présentons cette monnaie à la vente.

Historical background


(330-322 BC)

Phaistos, located fifteen kilometers from Gortyn in the fertile plain of Messara, was founded by Minos as Knossos and Gortyn. Another tradition, the founder of the city is Phaistos, grand-son of Hercules. A sympolitie existed with Gortyn.

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