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Live auction - bgr_417141 - MACEDONIA - AKANTHOS Tetrobole

MACEDONIA - AKANTHOS Tetrobole AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 490 €
Maximum bid : 500 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:07:01
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Tetrobole
Date: c. 430-390 AC.
Mint name / Town : Acanthe, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Weight : 2,30 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan parfaitement centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis visible au droit. Très joli droit, de style fin bien venu à la frappe. Faiblesse de frappe au revers. Jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé de taureau agenouillé à gauche, tournant la tête à droite ; au-dessus une feuille d’acanthe ; grènetis circulaire.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Carré creux quadripartite granulé.

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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