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Live auction - bgr_823569 - THRACE - THRACIAN ISLANDS - THASOS Statère

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Estimate : 1 200 €
Price : 720 €
Maximum bid : 720 €
End of the sale : 06 June 2023 14:07:17
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: c. 510-480 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thasos, Île de Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Weight : 9,10 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Jolie représentation du droit, quasi SUP. Patine grise


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


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

Historical background


(525-463 BC)

Thasos, located on the island of the same name, concealed important metal mines which aroused the covetousness of its neighbours. During the Persian Wars (490-480 AC.), it was occupied by the Persians which could explain the use of the Babylonian standard. In 463 BC, conquered by Cimon, it fell under the control of Athens and followed its destiny. The city only regained its independence in 411 BC..

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