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Live auction - bgr_643549 - EPIRUS - EPIROTE LEAGUE Drachme

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Estimate : 350 €
Price : 200 €
Maximum bid : 200 €
End of the sale : 27 April 2021 14:23:28
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 196-168 AC
Mint name / Town : Dodone, Épire
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,67 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait de Zeus. Revers à l’usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête de Zeus de Dodone à droite couronnée d'épis, accosté de deux monogrammes ; grènetis circulaire perlé.
Obverse legend : (EK).


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

Historical background


(3rd - 1st century BC)

The Epirote coinage did not survive the arrival of the Romans. Paul-Émile had more than 150,000 inhabitants of the region sold as slaves to punish the Epirotes for having been the allies of Perseus of Macedonia.

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