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Live auction - bgr_582724 - LOCRIS - OPUS Statère

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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 870 €
Maximum bid : 900 €
End of the sale : 16 June 2020 14:11:39
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: c. 369-338 AC.
Mint name / Town : Oponte, Locride
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 12,05 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie bien centrée des deux côtés. Joli portrait de Perséphone. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête cornue de Perséphone à gauche, avec des épis.


Reverse description : Ajax, fils d’Oilée nu, combattant à droite, coiffé d’un casque, tenant un bouclier orné d’un serpent de la main gauche et une épée courte de la main droite ; dans le champ à gauche, une couronne.
Reverse legend : OPON-TIWN.


Notre statère appartient au premier groupe du monnayage opontien avec le serpent ornant le bouclier.

Historical background


(369-338 BC)

Oponte was the capital of Opontian Locrid. It was said to have been founded by Opous. It was the homeland of Patroclus and Ajax, son of Oileus. The Opontians fought with Leonidas at Thermopylae. The Locrians experienced their greatest expansion from the Peace of Antalcidas in 386 BC. After Philip II's victory at Chaeronea in 338 BC, the Locrians fell under Macedonian rule.

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