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bgr_513557 - SIKYONA - SIKYON Chalque

SIKYONA - SIKYON Chalque VF/XF
150.00 €(Approx. 166.50$ | 136.50£)
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Type : Chalque
Date: c. 365/345 - 335/330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sicyone, Sicyonie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,01 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure plus marquée au droit. Joli revers. Belle patine vert foncé
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Jean-Marc Doyen

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Colombe volant à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse description : Lettre ornée d’une palmette.
Reverse legend : S/ A.
Reverse translation : (Sicyone).

Commentary


Poids léger. Type avec la colombe à droite. Plutôt qu’un Mu (M), il faut plutôt l’interpréter comme un sigma.

Historical background


SIKYONIE - Sicyon

(Fourth century BC)

Sicyon, at the mouth of the Isthmus of Corinth in the Peloponnese, was the smallest political entity in this region with Phlius she touched. Wedged between Achaia and Argolis, it was described by Homer in the Iliad as having been part of the kingdom of Agamemnon. We have little information on the history of the city before the end of the Persian except that the region was often devastated by the Athenians wars, especially under Pericles in 454 BC, after E. Babelon. The mint will start to become significant until the end of the Peloponnesian War in 404 BC.

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