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Live auction - bgr_687189 - CYCLADES - TINOS ISLAND - TINOS Tetradrachme

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Estimate : 3 000 €
Price : 3 000 €
Maximum bid : 3 000 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:29:26
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tetradrachme
Date: c. 200-180 AC.
Mint name / Town : Tenos, Cyclades
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 13,93 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très joli portrait. Revers agréable. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée et cornue d’Apollon Karneios à droite.


Reverse description : Poséidon assis à gauche tenant un trident et un dauphin ; devant, une grappe de raisin et un monogramme sous le siège.
Reverse legend : THNIWN.
Reverse translation : (de Tenos).

Historical background

Cyclades - Island of TENOS - TENOS

(Fourth - second centuries BC)

Tenos is very old creation. It is mentioned at the end of the Trojan War. Part of the Achaean fleet y sombra. At the beginning of the Persian wars. Tenos welcomed the inhabitants of Delos fleeing Persians. Occupied in turn, its bateux changed sides at the Battle of Salamis in 480 BC in Athens. Tenos participated in the creation of the Delian League in 478 BC has remained faithful to Athens jusuq'à his downfall. It then came under Spartan domination afvant reach the second Athenian thalassocracy. The city was sacked anyway by Alexander Pherai in 362 BC It was at this time that the new Tenos was refounded. Tenos was part of the maritime league Nesiotique founded by Antigonus in 307 BC after Cynoscephalae When Rhodes founded a second maritime league Tenos became the headquarters and religious center. Tenos suffered many pirate attacks in the Cyclades during mithridatiques wars. Tenos remained loyal to Pompey and after the defeat of Pharsalus, the island was entrusted to Rhodes. She regained its independence after the defeat of Actium.

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