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Live auction - bgr_638334 - EPEIROS - KORKYRA -KORKYRA Statère

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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 410 €
Maximum bid : 410 €
End of the sale : 09 March 2021 14:14:57
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: c. 475 AC-450.
Mint name / Town : Corcyre
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 11,04 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure régulière. Joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de CNG, Auction 478, lot n° 105


Obverse description : Vache à gauche, allaitant un veau agenouillé à droite.


Reverse description : Double carré linéaire à double compartiments ornés et décorés, (Jardins d’Alcinoüs).

Historical background

EPIRUS - Corcyra - Corcyra

(Ve - fourth century BC)

The city of Corcyra was founded by Corinthian settlers. It was located on the island of the same name about twenty kilometers from the coast of Epirus. Corcyra emancipated from his mother early in the sixth century BC The island followed the fate of the city until 338 BC, when the capture of Corinth by Philip II of Macedonia. In the third century, after resisting Rome, the city fell in 229 BC between the Romans and enjoyed a degree of autonomy until 48 BC.

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