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bgr_572557 - THRACE - THRACIAN ISLANDS - THASOS Dixième de statère ou trihemiobole

THRACE - THRACIAN ISLANDS - THASOS Dixième de statère ou trihemiobole AU
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Price : 320.00 €
Type : Dixième de statère ou trihemiobole
Date: c. 480 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thasos, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10 mm
Weight : 0,80 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré avec un joli petit Satyre. Patine grise

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Satyre ithyphallique à demi agenouillé courant à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Carré creux quadripartite.

Commentary


Notre type archaïque doit être placé dans l’une des périodes les plus anciennes du monnayage et c’est bien un trihémiobole.

Historical background


Thrace - ISLANDS THRACIAN - THASOS

(525-463 BC)

Thasos, located on the island of the same name, harbored large metal mines which excited the envy of its neighbors. During the Persian Wars (490-480 AC). It was occupied by the Persians which may explain the use of the standard Babylonian. In 463 BC, conquered by Cimon, she fell under the control of Athens and followed his destiny. The city did not recover its independence in 411 BC.

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