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Live auction - bgr_532888 - MACEDONIA - AKANTHOS Tétradrachme

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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 470-430 AC.
Mint name / Town : Acanthe, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Weight : 16,50 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Joli droit bien venu à la frappe. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Jolie patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de Conseils Placements en 1994


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Lion attaquant à droite un taureau tourné à gauche, tournant la tête à droite ; ligne de sol .
Obverse legend : AKAN.
Obverse translation : (Acanthe).


Reverse description : Carré creux quadripartite.


Ce type avec l’ethnique au-dessus de la scène semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente.

Historical background


(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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