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Live auction - bgr_619023 - MACEDONIA - AKANTHOS Tetrobole

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Starting price : 280 €
Estimate : 450 €
Price : 380 €
Maximum bid : 380 €
End of the sale : 26 January 2021 14:13:52
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Tetrobole
Date: c. 470-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Acanthe, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Weight : 2,26 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Superbe protomé de taureau. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé de taureau agenouillé à gauche, tournant la tête à droite ; au-dessus une étoile.


Reverse description : Carré creux quadripartite.

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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