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Live auction - bgr_573464 - ILLYRIA - DYRRHACHIUM Statère

ILLYRIA - DYRRHACHIUM Statère AU
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bgr_573464
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 435-433 AC.
Mint name / Town : Dyrrachium, Illyrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 8,79 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire bien centré. Très joli portrait ainsi qu’un beau pégase. Patine grise, légèrement tachée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Pégase volant à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête d’Athéna à droite coiffée du casque corinthien ; derrière, une massue posée verticalement ; au-dessous, deux petits dauphins.
Reverse legend : DURA.
Reverse translation : (de Dyrrachium).

Commentary


C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente .
Seule l’initiale (delta) permet de rendre se statère de type corinthien à la colonie de Dyrrachium. Le monnayage semble avoir été peu abondant.

Historical background


Illyria - Dyrrachium

(Fourth century BC)

Epidamnos colony of Corcyra was founded in 623 BC The city was the capital of Dyrrachi. In 435 BC, a conflict broke out between Dyrrachium and Corinth, the origin of the Peloponnesian War. It was also at this time that the city changed its name to become Dyrrachium instead of Epidamnos. The mid-fourth century BC, the city entered the Corinthian orbit and minted at the Corinthian type. In 312 BC, Glaucias, king of the Illyrians took the city with the help of Corcyreans. Around 280 BC, the Macedonian Dyrrachium was in orbit Ptolemy Céraunos. The city was then destroyed by the Illyrian tribes and eventually placed under the Roman protectorate in 229 BC When the Romans began to occupy the region in the late third century BC, they renamed the city name Dyrrachium. She became at the end of the Republic the most important trading port with Italy from Brindisium.

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