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Live auction - bgr_532967 - THRACE - THRACIAN ISLANDS - THASOS Statère

THRACE - THRACIAN ISLANDS - THASOS Statère VF
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bgr_532967
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 435-411 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thrace, Thasos
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20?5 mm
Orientation dies : - h.
Weight : 8,45 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais bien centré à l’usure importante, bien venu à la frappe. Très belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés et irisés
Catalogue references :
GC.1747 var. (650£) - B. traité- - Cop.1017 - Dewing1324 - Delepierre823 - P.- - BMC.31 - HGCS. 3/2-334

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


Très joli style. Le satyre est barbu. Les traits de la nymphe sont différenciés. Un petit dauphin vient se placer derrière la tête.

Historical background


Thrace - ISLANDS THRACIAN - THASOS

(463-411 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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