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Live auction - bgr_434653 - PAEONIA - PAEONIAN KINGDOM - PATRAOS Tétradrachme

PAEONIA - PAEONIAN KINGDOM - PATRAOS Tétradrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 850 €
Price : 550 €
Maximum bid : 550 €
End of the sale : 12 September 2017 14:14:20
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 320 AC.
Mint name / Town : Atelier indéterminé
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 12,75 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, particulièrement bien centré au revers. Belle tête d’Apollon. Joli revers de style fin bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient des ventes F. R. Künker 226, n° 250 et 257, n° 8172

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Apollon à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cavalier péonien bondissant à droite, terrassant un hoplite macédonien au sol ; dans le champ à gauche, un canthare.
Reverse legend : PAT-RA-OU.

Commentary


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de l’American Numismatic Society (ANS. 1032). Légende de revers rétrograde. Semble provenir du trésor péonien.

Historical background


Paeonia - KINGDOM OF Paeonia - PATRAOS

(340-315 BC)

The kingdom of Paeonia gained independence after the death of Perdiccas III, king of Macedonia in 359 BC Before the bellicosity of Philip II of Macedonia, Lykkeios and its successor, Patraos (340 (359 to 340 AC.) - 315 AC.) were turbulent neighbors. After the death of Audoléon (315-286 AC)., Paeonia was held in Macedonia.

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