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Live auction - bgr_601042 - THESSALY - THESSALIAN LEAGUE Drachme ou double victoriat

THESSALY - THESSALIAN LEAGUE Drachme ou double victoriat AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 280 €
Maximum bid : 290 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:17:11
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme ou double victoriat
Date: c. 196-146 AC.
Mint name / Town : Larissa, Thessalie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,32 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés avec un petit manque à 9h. Revers finement détaillé. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à droite.


Reverse description : Athéna Itonia combattante marchant à droite, brandissant une javeline transversale de la main droite et tenant un bouclier de la main gauche ; dans le champ à droite, un trépied.
Reverse legend : QESSA//LWN/ PUQ-WNOS// KLEOMACIDH[S].
Reverse translation : (des Thessaliens / Python/ Kléomaxidès).


Magistrats : Pouthone et Kléomaxidès.

Historical background


(196-146 BC)

Thessaly was an agricultural area and farmed with large wilderness. It was famous for its horses and riders. Coinage of the Confederation was made in the most important city of Thessaly, Larissa, name that comes from the daughter of Pelasgos. The city was built on the banks of Peneios. In 197, the general Flaminius won a great victory on Cynoscephalae Philip V of Macedon, who had supported Hannibal and Carthage in the Second Punic War (221-202 BC). For the first time since Philip II, freedom of the Greeks was proclaimed in 196 at Corinth during the Isthmian Games. Many leagues then formed. Thessalian League was one of the most powerful. In 146 BC, it was dissolved and integrated Thessaly in the new province of Macedonia.

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