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Live auction - bgr_543010 - ELIS - ACHAEAN LEAGUE - OLYMPIA Hemidrachme

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Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 40-30 AC.
Mint name / Town : Elis, Olympie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,08 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, mince et bombé, parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis visibles au droit. Très belle tête de Zeus au droit avec l’inscription visible. Joli revers de style fin. Magnifique patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Bourgey de 1996, de la collection du docteur Thierry de Craeker et de MONNAIES 59, n° 92


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.
Obverse legend : KALIPPOU.
Obverse translation : (Calippos).


Reverse legend : F-A.
Reverse description : Grand monogramme posé sur un foudre ; le tout dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse legend : (AC) - (CE).


Poids léger.

Historical background

Elis - Achaean League - Vote (OLYMPIA)

(Second century BC)

The site of Olympia was on the territory of the city of Elis. Zeus was worshiped in the sanctuary. Chryselephantine a statue of the god, carved by Phidias, decorated the temple was dedicated to him. It is possible that the coinage was inspired by the gigantic statue of ivory and gold god.

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