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Live auction - bgr_463732 - THESSALY - PHARSALOS Hemidrachme ou quart de statère

THESSALY - PHARSALOS Hemidrachme ou quart de statère AU
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Type : Hemidrachme ou quart de statère
Date: c. 450-440 AC
Mint name / Town : Pharsale, Thessalie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,89 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés, un peu court au droit sur le menton, autrement avec le visage complet. Joli revers, légèrement stylisé. Patine grise superficielle
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente CNG electronic 222, n° 218 en 2009

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Jeune thessalien (Thessalos) nu, coiffé d'un pétase et d'une chlamyde, domptant un taureau à droite dont on aperçoit seulement le protomé.

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête et cou de cheval à droite dans un carré creux.
Reverse legend : FA-R.

Commentary


Poids léger. Sur notre exemplaire, la tête d’Athéna est encore archaïsante.

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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