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E-auction 202-131104 - THESSALY - PHERAI Chalque

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 93 €
Maximum bid : 121 €
End of the sale : 27 February 2017 14:02:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Chalque
Date: c. 358-354 AC.
Mint name / Town : Pherai, Thessalie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,14 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la e-Auction 23 G&N


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé de taureau chargeant à droite.


Reverse description : Protomé de cheval à droite.
Reverse legend : TESIFONOU.
Reverse translation : (Tesiphonoy).


Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le proposons à la vente.

Historical background

Thessaly - Pherai

(Fifth century BC)

Pherai was founded by its eponymous hero, Pheres. Member of the Thessalian League, she joined the alliance Persia during the Persian wars before joining the Athenian thalassocracy.

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