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Live auction - bgr_688240 - EPIRUS - AMBRACIA Statère

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Type : Statère
Date: c. 360-338 AC
Mint name / Town : Ambracie, Épire
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 8,52 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés. Représentation inhabituelle de Pégase au droit au sol. Revers énigmatique
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la liste Monnaies & Médailles Bâle, liste 382, 1976,n° 13


Obverse description : Pégase passant à droite ; ligne de sol.
Obverse legend : A.


Reverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, gauche du casque corinthien ; devant la tête un serpent enroulé autour d’une tortue ; derrière la tête, personnage nu assis sur un rocher à gauche coiffé d’un bonnet conique.
Reverse legend : A.


Cet exemplaire est illustré dans l’ouvrage de R. Calciati, Pegasi, II, p. 462, n° 86/2. Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le proposons à la vente.

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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