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bgr_621672 - PHOCIS- DELPHI Obole

PHOCIS- DELPHI Obole XF
350.00 €(Approx. 395.50$ | 297.50£)
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Type : Obole
Date: c. 460-457 AC.
Mint name / Town : Delphes, Phocide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 0,86 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré, à l’usure régulière servi par une jolie patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : LETTRES RÉTROGRADES.
Obverse description : Tête de taureau vu de face.
Obverse legend : O-F.
Obverse translation : (Phocide).

Reverse


Reverse description : Protomé de sanglier à droite dans un carré creux.

Commentary


Poids léger. Sur le protomé de sanglier, les deux pattes avant sont visibles.

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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