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Live auction - bgr_399668 - THESSALY - DEMETRIAS Hemidrachme

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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 07 March 2023 14:14:08
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 290 AC.
Mint name / Town : Démétrias, Thessalie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,29 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête d’Artémis au droit. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Hirsch de février 2003


Obverse description : Buste drapé d’Artémis à droite, l’arc et le carquois sur l’épaule.


Reverse description : Proue de galère à droite.
Reverse legend : DHMH/TRIENWN/ (IS).


L’exemplaire de la collection BCD, Triton XV, 2012, n° 62 s’est vendu 3750$ sur une estimation de 300$, provenant de la vente Hirsch 71,1971, n° 117. C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente.

Historical background

THESSALIE - Demetrias

(Third century BC)

Located in Magnesia, in the Bay of Pégasée, Demetrias was founded in 293 BC by Demetrius Poliorcetes. The city served as the royal residence of the rulers Macedonian and played an important role under Philip V and Perseus. It became the capital of the magnesium league after the Macedonian defeat 168 BC.

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