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Live auction - bgr_763578 - IONIA - IONIAN ISLANDS - SAMOS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 1 800 €
Price : 1 775 €
Maximum bid : 2 550 €
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 14:20:05
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 387-365 AC.
Mint name / Town : Samos, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,50 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 14,46 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale, un peu court au revers sur le nom du magistrat. Très beau masque de lion à l’usure superficielle. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine superficielle avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection du Docteur J.-M. F


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Dépouille de lion vu de face, (mufle).


Reverse description : Protomé de taureau à droite ; derrière, une branche d'olivier ; à l'exergue, un monogramme ; le tout dans les restes d'un carré creux.
Reverse legend : SA/ ...AURO....

Historical background


(400-365 BC)

Samos town was located southeast of the island of Samos. She joined the Delian League from its inception in 478/477 BC His contribution consisted in the provision of ships for the league. Samos revolted against Athenian hegemony in 441-440 BC Pericles and the besieged city that went in 439 BC during the Peloponnesian War, Samos was the main naval base Athenian. In 411 BC the Samians remained faithful to democracy after the coup d'etat of 400 in Athens. Rhodes, founded in 409 BC, is now his biggest rival. During the fall of Athens, Sparta replaces. In 390 BC the Spartan fleet is captured by the Athenians. After the Peace of the Great King (Antalcidas) in 387 BC, the city found a certain prosperity. A second league was reconstituted in 378-377 BC, but in 365 BC, Timothy seizes Samos and replaces the inhabitants by clérouquie (Athenian colony). Pythagoras was a Samian origin.

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