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Live auction - bgr_554549 - SIKYONA - SIKYON Hemidrachme

SIKYONA - SIKYON Hemidrachme AU/AU
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bgr_554549
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Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 330-320 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sicyone, Sikyonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,88 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, idéalement centré. Superbe chimère au droit. Revers à l’usure superficielle. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock de Vigne (1984)

Obverse


Obverse description : Chimère passant à gauche.
Obverse legend : SI.
Obverse translation : (Sicyone).

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Colombe volant à gauche ; dans le champ à droite, quatre globule.

Commentary


Pas de lettre ou de signature au revers.

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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