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Live auction - bgr_693864 - PHOCIS- DELPHI Obole

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Estimate : 400 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 26 October 2021 14:22:53
Type : Obole
Date: c. 485-480 AC.
Mint name / Town : Delphes, Phocide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,78 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, centré des deux côtés. Jolie tête de taureau, bien venue à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de taureau vu de face.
Obverse legend : F-O.


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

Historical background


(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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