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Live auction - bgr_638401 - EPIRUS - EPIROTE LEAGUE Drachme

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 280 €
Maximum bid : 280 €
End of the sale : 09 March 2021 14:15:27
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 196-168 AC
Mint name / Town : Dodone
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,82 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré. Très jolie tête de Zeus avec le nom du magistrat bien lisible. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête de Zeus de Dodone à droite couronné d'épis.
Obverse legend : MURTILOU.
Obverse translation : (Myrtilos).


Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite sur un foudre ; le tout dans une couronne de chêne.
Reverse legend : APEI//RWTAN.
Reverse translation : (des Épirotes).


Poids très léger. Cas très intéressant avec un nom complet de magistrat qui n’est signalé que dans l’ouvrage de Franke en 1961.

Historical background


(III - Ist century BC)

The Epirus mint did not survive the arrival of the Romans. Paul-Émile did sell more than 150,000 people in the region as slaves to punish Epirots have been allies of Perseus of Macedonia.

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