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Live auction - bgr_431423 - THRACE - AINOS Tétradrachme

THRACE - AINOS Tétradrachme VF
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Estimate : 850 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 September 2022 14:07:57
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 435-405 AC.
Mint name / Town : Ænos, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 15,01 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier à l’usure très importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine granuleuse et piquée
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Hermès à droite, coiffée du pétase sans bord, orné d'un grènetis, les cheveux flottant en mèches courtes.


Reverse description : Bouc passant à droite ; devant, dans le champ inférieur droit, une feuille de lierre et croissant.
Reverse legend : AINI.


Poids léger.

Historical background


(435-405 BC)

Aenos was located at the mouth of the Hebros (Hebres) and controlled maritime traffic on the course of the river. It was a powerful and flourishing commercial city which experienced its greatest expansion in the 5th century BC. After the Persian Wars, it entered the Athenian orbit from 474 BC. amounted to 10-12 talents on the occasion of the Athenian expedition to Sicily. It seems to have regained its independence from 405-404 BC at the time of the fall of Athens and the tyranny of the Thirty. From 357 BC, it fell into the hands of Philip II of Macedon as Amphipolis. After the death of Alexander III the Great, Lysimachus set up a royal mint there..

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