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Live auction - bgr_585665 - THESSALY - PHARSALOS Hemidrachme

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 24 October 2023 14:09:44
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pharsale, Thessalie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,56 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale à l’usure importante identifiable. Patine grise granuleuse
Catalogue references :
Dewing1415  - P.1244 var. - HGCS. 4/632


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque attique à cimier et ailette avec boucles d’oreille.


Reverse description : Tête et cou de cheval à droite.
Reverse legend : F-A-R-[S].


Poids léger. Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente.

Historical background


(450-400 BC)

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

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