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bgr_609126 - MACEDONIA - AKANTHOS Tetrobole

MACEDONIA - AKANTHOS Tetrobole VF
150.00 €(Approx. 174.00$ | 126.00£)
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Type : Tetrobole
Date: c. 470-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Acanthe, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Weight : 2,16 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure importante, identfiable
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé de taureau agenouillé à gauche, tournant la tête à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Carré creux quadripartite.

Commentary


Poids léger. Exemplaire frappé sur un étalon thraco-macédonien.

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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