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bgr_359354 - PHOCIS- DELPHI Obole

PHOCIS- DELPHI Obole XF
350.00 €(Approx. 395.50$ | 297.50£)
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Type : Obole
Date: c. 478-460 AC.
Mint name / Town : Delphes, Phocide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 0,93 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier, échancré à 11 heures au droit. Joli droit. Revers de très beau style. Belle patine de collection ancienne gris foncé avec des reflets dorés
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Roma numismatics electronic 12, ° 739

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de taureau vu de face.

Reverse


Reverse description : Protomé de sanglier à gauche dans un carré creux.
Reverse legend : O.

Commentary


Poids léger. Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de la collection BDC, 213.2.

Historical background


Phocis - LEAGUE PHOCIDIENNE

(Fifth century BC)

The federal coinage began in the fifth century BC and ended in 346 BC, when the end of the Second Sacred War, marking the hegemony of Philip II on the region with the direction of 'Amphictyony Delphi. The region, mountainous and poor, was dedicated to Artemis, goddess of the hunt.

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