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bgr_705962 - SIKYONA - SIKYON Drachme

SIKYONA - SIKYON Drachme XF
725.00 €(Approx. 790.25$ | 601.75£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 431-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sikyonia, Sicyone
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 5,71 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Jolis colombes. Patine grise avec reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire de la collection Aymé Cornu

Obverse


Obverse description : Colombe volant à gauche.
Obverse legend : S-E.
Obverse translation : (Sicyone).

Reverse


Reverse description : Colombe volant à gauche ; le tout dans une couronne d'olivier.

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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