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Live auction - bgr_417642 - 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 14:05:50
Type : Statère
Date: c. 480-463 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thasos, Île de Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : - h.
Weight : 8,68 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Très joli droit de style intermédiaire, bien venu à la frappe, finemetn détaillé. Carré creux bouché au revers. Très jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock Feuardent (240 francs +20% frais)et de MONNAIES XVIII, n° 53


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.


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.

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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