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Live auction - bgr_356268 - MACEDONIA - NEAPOLIS Hemidrachme

MACEDONIA - NEAPOLIS Hemidrachme AU/XF
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Estimate : 750 €
Price : 450 €
Maximum bid : 450 €
End of the sale : 30 June 2015 14:09:46
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 400-350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Néapolis, Macédoine
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,83 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête de Méduse au droit. Beau portrait de frappe vigoureuse au revers. Très jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de CNG (E-auction 21) et de la collection B. Odaert

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Gorgone de face, grimaçant et tirant la langue, la chevelure plate se termine par des boucles sur le front.

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête de nymphe à droite avec une chevelure très élaborée.
Reverse legend : N-E/O-P, (Neopolitwn).
Reverse translation : (des Néopolitains).

Commentary


Poids très léger. L’exemplaire de MONNAIES 36, n° 88 en SUP s’est vendu 690€ sur un maximum de 1.164€ avec dix offres.

Historical background


MACEDONIA - Neapolis

(Fourth century BC)

Neapolis, Thasos colony was founded in the sixth century BC The city was located at the foot of Mount Pangea on the mainland, opposite to the city, Thasos. It thus controlled roads penetration to Thrace. As Neapolis was the natural lock very rich mines of Pangaea, it passed successively under Athenian control from 463 BC, then under that of Philip II of Macedon during shipping 358-357 BC -C. Amphipolis and the.

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