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Live auction - bgr_798356 - SIKYONA - SIKYON Hemidrachme

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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 100 €
Maximum bid : 100 €
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:10:01
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 330-300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sicyone, Sykionia
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,77 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Chimère passant à gauche.
Obverse legend : SE.


Reverse description : Colombe volant à gauche.

Historical background


(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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