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Live auction - bgr_355072 - AETOLIA - AETOLIAN LEAGUE Quart de statère ou hemidrachme

AETOLIA - AETOLIAN LEAGUE Quart de statère ou hemidrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 320 €
Maximum bid : 330 €
End of the sale : 30 June 2015 14:15:57
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Quart de statère ou hemidrachme
Date: c. 205-150 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thermos, Étolie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 2,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier, court sur la légende au revers. Beau portrait de l’Étolie. Joli revers, mais un peu court. Sanglier de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Têted’Atalante à droite coiffée du pétase.
Obverse legend : (So).

Reverse


Reverse description : Sanglier calydonien à droite ; fer de lance couché à droite à l’exergue (non visible sur cet exemplaire).
Reverse legend : [AI]TWLW[N]// KO (SO).
Reverse translation : (des Étoliens).

Commentary


Poids léger. Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la collection BCD (M&M 23), n° 524.

Historical background


Aetolia - Aetolian League

(279-168 BC)

The Aetolians seem to have united under Philip II of Macedonia, but it was only after the death of Alexander III in 323 that actually became independent Aetolians. However, their mint does not start until 279 before J. C-. The invasion of the Galatians and the death of Ptolemy Céraunos. The Aetolians crushed the Galatians the following year before Delphi. This victory is causing the expansion of the league where the Boeotians and Acarnanians and part of Thessaly adhered. The capital of the League was located in the Thermos protection of Apollo which stood confederal assemblies League. Very quickly, the Aetolian League opposed the Achaean League during the Wars of the leagues (220-217 before J. C-. ). The Aetolians did not hesitate to appeal to the Romans to settle accounts with Philip V of Macedon allied Achaean. Philippe was defeated by Flaminius to Cynoscephalae in 197 before J. C-. Flaminius declared Freedom of the Greeks in the following year the Isthmian Games in Corinth. The Aetolians, disappointed, then appealed to Antiochus III of Syria, who was in his turn defeated at Magnesia on the Meander 189 before J. C-. and signed the Peace of Apamea in the following year. The Aetolians maintained their independence until the fall of the Kingdom of Macedonia and the defeat of Perseus at Pydna in 168 before J. C-. The Aetolians were then incorporated into the province of Achaia.

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