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Live auction - bgr_837158 - AETOLIA - AETOLIAN LEAGUE Hemidrachme ou quart de statère

AETOLIA - AETOLIAN LEAGUE Hemidrachme ou quart de statère MS
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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 430 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 05 September 2023 14:06:46
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Hemidrachme ou quart de statère
Date: c. 195-168 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thermos ? Étolie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,44 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan court, idéalement centré. Superbe revers finement détaillé. Portrait bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête de l’Étolie à droite, les cheveux longs, coiffée de la kausia.


Reverse description : Sanglier calydonien à droite ; fer de lance couché à droite à l’exergue.
Reverse legend : AITWLWN/ K/ A.
Reverse translation : (des Étoliens).

Historical background


(279-168 BC)

The Aetolians seem to have federated under Philip II of Macedon, but it was only after the death of Alexander III in 323 that the Aetolians became truly independent. However, their coinage does not begin before 279 BC.. -VS. , the invasion of the Galatians and the death of Ptolemy Ceraunus. The Aetolians crushed the Galatians the following year before Delphi. This victory is at the origin of the expansion of the League where the Boeotians and the Acarnanians and part of the Thessalians joined.. The capital of the League was located at Thermos under the protection of Apollo where the confederal assemblies of the League were held. Very quickly the Aetolian League opposed the Achaean League during the War of the Two Leagues (220-217 BC).. -VS. ). The Aetolians did not hesitate to appeal to the Romans to settle their account with Philip V of Macedonia, an ally of the Achaeans. Philip was defeated by Flaminius at Cynoscephali in 197 BC. -VS. Flaminius declared the Liberty of the Greeks the following year at Corinth at the Isthmian Games. The Aetolians, disappointed, then appealed to Antiochos III of Syria who was in turn defeated at Magnesia of the Meander in 189 BC.. -VS. and signed the Peace of Apamea the following year. The Aetolians maintained their independence until the fall of the Kingdom of Macedon and the defeat of Perseus at Pydna in 168 BC.. -VS. The Aetolians were then integrated into the province of Achaia.

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