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Live auction - bgr_356274 - LOCRIS - OPUS Obole

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 June 2015 14:15:17
Type : Obole
Date: c. 410-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Oponte, Locride
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 0,86 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré à l’usure importante, mais parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Patine grise superficielle. A été nettoyée anciennement
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vent NAC 55, n° 6, de la collection BCD et de la collection B. Odaert


Obverse description : Grappe de raisin avec un globule dans le bord supérieur gauche.
Obverse legend : L.


Reverse description : Olive sur sa tige avec deux feuilles.
Reverse legend : L-O.
Reverse translation : (des Locriens).


C’est le deuxième exemplaire signalé après celui de l’American Numismatic Society. Ce type semble infiniment plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background

Locride - Opus

(369-338 BC)

Opus was the capital of the opontienne Locris. She was said to have been founded by Opous. It was the home of Patroclus and Ajax, son of Oileus. The Opontiens fought with Leonidas at Thermopylae. Locrians reached their greatest expansion from the Peace Antalcidas in 386 BC After the victory of Philip II at Chaeronea in 338 BC, the Locrians fell under Macedonian domination.

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