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Live auction - bgr_503639 - MACEDONIA - AMPHIPOLIS Tétradrachme stéphanophore

MACEDONIA - AMPHIPOLIS Tétradrachme stéphanophore XF
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Estimate : 350 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 October 2018 14:07:30
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 150 AC.
Mint name / Town : Amphipolis, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,83 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan à l’usure régulière avec une trace de monture à 12 heures. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’ACR

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé d'Artémis Tauropolos à droite, l'arc et le carquois sur l'épaule, placé au centre d'un bouclier macédonien orné d'étoiles.

Reverse


Reverse description : Légende de chaque côté d'une massue ; au-dessus, un monogramme.
Reverse legend : MAKEDONWN // PROTHS// (SAUHR)/ (TKo)/ (MTE).
Reverse translation : (Macédoine première).

Commentary


Les auteurs de l’AMNG avaient recensé seize exemplaires pour cette variété. Nous remarquons en particulier le petit monogramme TKp et un monogramme (MTE) référencé sous le numéro 15 conservé au Kunsthistorisches Museum de Vienne. Au droit, sur le bouclier macédonien, le buste d’Artémis est entouré d’une frise de sept motifs formés à partir d’une combinaison luni-solaire associant un double croissant de lune superposé et d’un astre solaire avec huit rais centré d’un globule. Lettres globuleuses. Trace de monture à 12 heures.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - Amphipolis

(Second century BC)

Amphipolis, Athenian colony was founded in 436 BC to protect and exploit the very important silver mines in the hinterland to the mouth of the Strymon. During the Peloponnesian War, the city was besieged and taken by Brasidas who also was killed during the battle, (Thucydides V, chap. VI-XI). The city regained its independence with a magnificent civic mint between 410 and 357 represents the right a beautiful young Apollo. Philip II of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great captured the city and silver mines in 357 BC During the next two centuries, Amphipolis was the main workshop of the Macedonian kings. After Cynoscephalae, the workshop was an autonomous coinage, composed of tetroboles. The last phase of coinage began after the defeat of Perseus and the organization of the kingdom into four republics. Andriscus, who claimed to be the illegitimate son of Perseus rose against the Romans in 148 BC He was finally defeated by Publius Cornelius Scipio Nasica in 147 BC The following year, 146 BC - C., Macedonia became a Roman province.

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