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Live auction - bgr_441156 - EPIRUS - AMBRACIA Statère

EPIRUS - AMBRACIA Statère XF
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 01 August 2017 14:08:20
Type : Statère
Date: c. 360-336 AC
Mint name / Town : Ambracie, Épire
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,87 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, ovale et irrégulier à l’usure importante lisible et identifiable, complet. Beau Pégase. Frappe molle et brouillée au revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en juin 1994 et provient de Conseils Placements

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE).
Obverse description : Pégase volant à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière, une lance transversale.
Reverse legend : AM/ A.

Commentary


Poids léger. Statère d’étalon corinthien. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


EPIRUS - Ambracia

(360-338 BC)

The city was situated on a promontory in the Gulf Ambracian on the left bank of the Arachtus 80 stages of the coast (14 km). The city was colonized by the Corinthians to 660 BC Under Pyrrhus, it was the capital of the kingdom of Epirus.

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