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Live auction - bgr_582724 - LOCRIS - OPUS Statère

LOCRIS - OPUS Statère AU
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bgr_582724
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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


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

Reverse


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.

Commentary


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

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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