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bgr_463911 - SIKYONA - SIKYON Obole

SIKYONA - SIKYON Obole AU
230.00 €(Approx. 257.60$ | 211.60£)
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Type : Obole
Date: c. 330-300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sicyone, Sikyonie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Belle tête d’Apollon. La colombe est bien venue à la frappe au revers. Patine grise superficielle
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Colombe volant à droite.
Reverse legend : SI.

Commentary


Poids léger. Les petites monnaies divisionnaires sont souvent plus rares que les unités ou les statères.

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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