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Live auction - bgr_521619 - THRACE - THRACIAN ISLANDS - THASOS Trihemiobole

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Estimate : 520 €
Price : 467 €
Maximum bid : 700 €
End of the sale : 05 March 2019 14:06:00
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Trihemiobole
Date: c. 404-355 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thasos, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 0,80 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré, un peu court au revers sur la légende, les sujets bien visibles. Très belle représentation réaliste du Satyre avec les traits du visage qui se distinguent bien. Au revers, diota bien détaillé. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés et bleutés acier
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Hirsch 187, 19-23 septembre 1995, n° 203, de MONNAIES 51, n° 63 et de la collection P.-R. B


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Satyre ithyphallique à demi agenouillé+ à droite, tenant un canthare de la main droite.


Reverse description : Diota (amphore).
Reverse legend : QAS/IWN.
Reverse translation : (de Thasos).


Poids léger. Dans le Boutin, ce type est décrit comme une diobole (étalon thasien ou babylonien).

Historical background


(411-363 BC)

Thasos was colonized by Ionians from Paros and was also visited by Phoenician sailors. Tribe Sintians occupied the island previously. The wealth of Thasos was proverbial thanks to gold and silver mines of the island and the nearby Pangaea which provided him 200 to 300 talents of annual resources from Herodian (VI, 46). During the revolt in Thrace in 498 BC against the Persian empire, Darius I (521-486 AC). Tried to impose the city. After the Persian Wars, Thasos joined the Athenian alliance and the produce of the mines was first diverted to the Delian League and Athens directly. In 411 BC, Thasos revolted and drove the Athenians, who were replaced immediately by a Spartan garrison. After 357 BC, Thasos fell under Macedonian domination. She found some of its independence after the death of Lysimachus in 281 BC After the defeat of Cynoscephalae in 197 BC, Thasos again became independent. From 148 or 146 BC, the Roman Senate authorized Maronea to monetize and Thasos tetradrachms wide blank which were struck in very large quantities and imitated in the Balkans until the end of the first century BC C-. uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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