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Live auction - bgr_739312 - MACEDONIA - AKANTHOS Tétradrachme

MACEDONIA - AKANTHOS Tétradrachme AU
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2022/06/07 14:00:00
bgr_739312
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 470-430 AC.
Mint name / Town : Acanthe
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,00 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan large, idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très belle représentation du droit, bien détaillée. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Lion attaquant à droite un taureau tourné à gauche ; ligne de sol ; à l'exergue motif floral.

Reverse


Reverse description : Carré creux en forme de svastika dextrogyre.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - ACANTHE

(Sixth - fifth century BC)

Acanthus, founded in the seventh century BC, was a colony of Andros island in the Aegean Sea located on the peninsula of Acte. The workshop was a very important production from the late sixth century BC thanks to the mines that were in this region.

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