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Live auction - bgr_739312 - MACEDONIA - AKANTHOS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 4 500 €
Price : 3 700 €
Maximum bid : 4 400 €
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 14:06:53
bidders : 3 bidders
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 legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Lion attaquant à droite un taureau tourné à gauche ; ligne de sol ; à l'exergue motif floral.


Reverse description : Carré creux en forme de svastika dextrogyre.

Historical background


(6th - 5th century BC)

Acanthe, founded in the 7th century BC, was a colony of Andros, an island in the Aegean Sea located on the peninsula of Acté. The workshop had a very important production from the end of the 6th century BC thanks to the mines which were in this region.

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