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Live auction - bgr_533525 - THRACE - THRACIAN ISLANDS - THASOS Drachme

THRACE - THRACIAN ISLANDS - THASOS Drachme XF
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2019/06/04 14:00:00
bgr_533525
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 510-490 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thasos
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : - h.
Weight : 3,96 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Belle représentation au droit, archaïsante. Carré creux bouché. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Satyre ithyphallique à demi agenouillé courant à droite, prenant une nymphe par la taille.

Reverse


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

Commentary


Poids léger.

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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