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Live auction - bgr_451728 - THESSALY - THESSALIAN LEAGUE Drachme

THESSALY - THESSALIAN LEAGUE Drachme AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 400 €
End of the sale : 31 October 2017 14:15:34
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 196-146 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thessalie, Larissa
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 6,20 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, parfaitement centré au droit, court au revers sur l’exergue de la légende. Belle tête ramassée de Zeus. Revers de style fin et de haut relief. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de Savoca coins et de la collection de Laurent F.

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/ [E]UK-O/OS// [POLUXEN].
Reverse translation : (des Thessaliens/ Eukolos, Polyxenos).

Commentary


Magistrats : Eukolos et Polyxenos. Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente. Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais de bon poids.

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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