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Live auction - bgr_686096 - MACEDONIA - AKANTHOS Tetrobole

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Estimate : 300 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 August 2021 14:11:35
Type : Tetrobole
Date: c. 430-390 AC.
Mint name / Town : Acanthe, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Weight : 2,34 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli protomé de taureau. Usure régulière. Patine grise avec reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


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


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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