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Live auction - bgr_781773 - MACEDONIA - ACANTHUS Tétradrachme

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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 470-430 AC.
Mint name / Town : Acanthe
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 17,29 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan large, centré des deux côtés. Superbe scène au droit, présentant un léger tréflage. Frappe plus faible au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse description : Carré séparé par des lignes formant quatre compartiments pyramidaux granuleux, entouré de la légende et le tout dans un carré creux.
Reverse legend : AKA/NQ/I/ON.

Historical background


(Fifth-fourth 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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