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Live auction - bgr_533526 - IONIA - EPHESUS Drachme

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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 202-133 AC
Mint name / Town : Éphèse, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,21 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type monétaire sur un flan large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Droit où tous les détails de l’abeille sont visibles. Revers finement détaillé. Très belle patine de médaillier avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Abeille vue de dessus ; grènetis.
Obverse legend : E-F.


Reverse description : Cerf à droite ; dans le champ à gauche derrière l'animal, un palmier.
Reverse legend : ARCAS, (Arcas).
Reverse translation : (Archas).


Exemplaire tout à fait extraordinaire.

Historical background


(III - Ist century BC)

Located at the mouth of the Cayster coast of Asia Minor, Ephesus was known for its dedicated to Artemis (Artemision) temple which has been dated through the votive deposit of construction, the second half of the seventh century. The city was the Persian yoke. After the naval battle of Mycale in 479 before J. C-. She moved closer to Athens and joined the Delian League-attico from 477 before J. C-. She broke with Athens after the disaster of Syracuse in 415 before J. C-. In 407 before J. C-. Lysander set up his headquarters at Ephesus and the Athenians won the Aegos Potamos victory before 404 J. C-. Spartan domination ceased after the victory of Conon at Cnidus in 394 before J. C-. Peace Antalcidas 387 before J. C-. consecrated the return of the city in the Persian orbit. This domination lasted until 338 before J. C-. , When the city rose up under the leadership of Philip II of Macedon. After Granicus in 334 before J. C-. , The city rallied to Alexander after chasing the Persian garrison. In 295, the city fell into the hands of Lysimachus who Arsinoeia renamed in honor of his wife, the daughter of Ptolemy. It regained its independence after the death of Lysimachus in 281 prior to Couroupédion J. -C and enjoyed a period of independence until 258 before J. C-. , When she went for half a century under the rule Ptolemaic before winning again a precarious autonomy. After 188 before J. C-. , The city was incorporated into the kingdom of Pergamum and followed his intended legacy to Rome in 133 before J. C-. .

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