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Live auction - bgr_451714 - PHOCIS- DELPHI Obole

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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:08:00
Type : Obole
Date: c. 478-460 AC.
Mint name / Town : Delphes, Phocide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,66 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré des deux côté. Belle tête de taureau de haut relief au droit. Frappe un peu plus faible au revers. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Savoca Coins et de la collection Laurent F


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


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


Poids très léger. Sur le protomé de sanglier, les deux pattes avant sont visibles. Semble de même coin de revers que les exemplaires de la collection BCD, NAC. 55, n° 214et 215.

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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