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Live auction - bgr_417145 - THRACE - THRACIAN ISLANDS - THASOS Statère

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Estimate : 2 200 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:06:20
Type : Statère
Date: c. 435-411 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thasos, Île de Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : - h.
Weight : 8,58 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, parfaitement centré et équilibré avec une jolie patine de collection. Pièce d’un très joli style intermédiaire. Griffes dans le champ du revers
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de MONNAIES 36, n° 79


Obverse legend : A DERRIÈRE LA NYMPHE.
Obverse description : Satyre ithyphallique à demi agenouillé courant à droite, prenant une nymphe par la taille.


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


Sur cet exemplaire, le pénis turgescent du satyre est bien visible le long de la jambe et la main n’est plus représentée de profil, mais de face avec les doigts visibles. Très joli style. Le satyre est barbu. Les traits de la nymphe sont différenciés.

Historical background


(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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