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Live auction - bgr_521938 - THRACE - THRACIAN ISLANDS - THASOS Statère

THRACE - THRACIAN ISLANDS - THASOS Statère AU
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2019/03/05 14:00:00
bgr_521938
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 510-480 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thasos, Île de Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Weight : 8,66 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés. Belle représentation du droit, bienvenu à la frappe, finement détaillé. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Alain Poinsignon (Strasbourg)

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


Type archaïsant avec la main figurée avec tous les doigts.

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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