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Live auction - bgr_457827 - IONIA - IONIAN ISLANDS - SAMOS Octobole

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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 380 €
End of the sale : 12 December 2017 14:17:43
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Octobole
Date: c. 270-240 AC.
Mint name / Town : Samos, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,59 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan mince et large parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis complet au droit. Beau masque de lion. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Dépouille de lion vu de face, (mufle) ; grènetis circulaire perlé.


Reverse description : Protomé de taureau à droite ; sous le taureau, une coupe (cratère) et une branche placée sous le museau de l’animal.
Reverse legend : SAMIWN.
Reverse translation : (de Samos).


Même coin de revers que l’exemplaire décrit dans l’ouvrage d’O. Hoover, p. 281, n° 1237.

Historical background


(III - II century BC)

Samos town was located southeast of the island of Samos. Pythagoras was a Samian origin. She joined the Delian League from its inception in 478/477 before J. C-. His contribution consisted in the provision of ships for the League. Samos revolted against Athenian hegemony 441-440 before J. C-. Pericles and the besieged city that went before that 439 J. C-. During the Peloponnesian War, Samos was the main naval base Athenian. In 411 before J. C-. The Samians remained faithful to democracy after the Coup of 400 in Athens. Rhodes, founded in 409 before J. C-. , Will now be his greatest rival. During the fall of Athens, Sparta replaces. 390 before J. C-. The Spartan fleet is captured by the Athenians. After the Peace of the Great King (Antalcidas) in 387 before J. C-. , The city found some prosperity. A second league was reconstituted in 378 to 377 before J. C-. but in 365 before J. C-. , Timothy seizes Samos and replaces the inhabitants by clérouquie (Athenian colony). 322 before J. C-. Perdiccas restores integrity in Samos. After Couroupédion in 281 before J. C-. Samos entered the orbit of Ptolemy I, and the city often changed hands, from the Ptolemies to the Seleucids and back before being occupied by Philip V of Macedon in 201 before J. C-. The city then passed under Rhodian domination before being incorporated into the Kingdom of Pergamon after the Peace of Apamea. The island was occupied by Aristonikos before being integrated into the Roman province of Asia under administration.

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