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Live auction - bgr_554920 - THRACE - AINOS Drachme

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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 357-342 AC.
Mint name / Town : Aenos (Ainos), Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,86 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire très légèrement décentré. Joli portrait, de haut-relief. Fine usure superficielle. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Hermès de trois quarts de face tournée à droite, coiffée du pétase sans bord, orné d'un grènetis, les cheveux flottant en mèches courtes.


Reverse description : Statue de culte d’Hermes Perpheraios sur un trône ; dans le champ à gauche, un canthare .
Reverse legend : AINION.
Reverse translation : (d’Aenos).

Historical background

Thrace - AENOS

(405-357 BC)

Aenos (aenos) was located at the mouth of the Hebros (the Hèbres) and controlled the river traffic on the river. It was a powerful and flourishing commercial city which enjoyed its greatest expansion in the fifth century BC After the Persian Wars, she entered the Athenian orbit from 474 BC His tribute s' amounted to 10-12 talents on the occasion of the Athenian expedition to Sicily. She seems to have regained its independence from 405 to 404 BC when the fall of Athens and the tyranny of the Thirty. From 357 BC, it fell into the hands of Philip II of Macedonia as Amphipolis. After the death of Alexander III the Great, Lysimachus installed a royal mint..

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