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Live auction - bgr_622499 - THESSALY - PHARSALOS Drachme

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 300 €
Maximum bid : 300 €
End of the sale : 27 October 2020 14:12:07
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 425-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pharsale, Thessalie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 5,71 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée. Joli portrait. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque attique à cimier orné du Skylla.
Obverse legend : [TI]/MI.
Obverse translation : (Témi).


Reverse description : Cavalier thessalien galopant à droite, vêtu d'un chiton, coiffé du pétase avec la chlamyde flottant au vent, tenant le lagobolon de la main droite ; sous les pattes du cheval MHT.
Reverse legend : F-A/R-S.
Reverse translation : (Pharsale).

Historical background

THESSALIE - Pharsalia

(450-400 BC)

Pharsalia is one of the most famous of Thessaly because of Caesar's victory over Pompey in 48 BC cities The city had been built on the slopes of Mount Narthakios on the banks of the forty Enipeus kilometers from Larissa.

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