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bgr_461713 - THESSALY - THESSALIAN LEAGUE Drachme ou double victoriat

THESSALY - THESSALIAN LEAGUE Drachme ou double victoriat XF
390.00 €(Approx. 452.40$ | 331.50£)
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Type : Drachme ou double victoriat
Date: c. 100-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Larissa, Thessalie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,62 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, un peu court au droit sur la barbe de Zeus et au revers sur la légende. Belle tête de Zeus. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
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Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDES GRECQUES VERTICALEMENT, AU-DESSUS D'ATHÉNA ET À L'EXERGUE.
Reverse description : Athéna Itonia combattante marchant à droite, brandissant une javeline transversale de la main droite et tenant un bouclier de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : QESSA//LWN/ POLU-XENO[U]/ [EUKOLOS].
Reverse translation : (des Thessaliens / Polyxène/ Eukolos).

Commentary


Poids léger. Magistrats : Polyxène et Eukolos. C’est la deuxième fois que nous proposons ce type avec ces magistrats monétaires. Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la collection du musée de Copenhague (Cop. 291, pl. 6).

Historical background


THESSALIE - LEAGUE Thessalian

(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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