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Live auction - bgr_693864 - PHOCIS- DELPHI Obole

PHOCIS- DELPHI Obole AU
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Starting price : 200 €
Estimate : 400 €
Price : 200 €
Maximum bid : 200 €
End of the sale : 26 October 2021 14:22:53
bidders : 1 bidder
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


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

Reverse


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

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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