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bgr_486656 - THRACE - THRACIAN ISLANDS - THASOS Statère

THRACE - THRACIAN ISLANDS - THASOS Statère VF
650.00 €(Approx. 728.00$ | 598.00£)
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 490-480 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thasos, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : - h.
Weight : 9,41 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré à l’usure importante, mais parfaitement identifiable. Patine grise
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Hubert Lanz et de la collection Laurent F

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


Sur cet exemplaire, le pénis turgescent du satyre est peu visible le long de la jambe. Au revers les restes du carré creux sont bouchés.

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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