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Live auction - bgr_643545 - THRACE - MARONEIA Hemidrachme ou quart de statère

THRACE - MARONEIA Hemidrachme ou quart de statère XF
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Starting price : 140 €
Estimate : 280 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 180 €
End of the sale : 26 January 2021 14:11:48
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Hemidrachme ou quart de statère
Date: c. 386/85 - 348/347 AC.
Mint name / Town : Maronée, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,41 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure régulière. Joli protomé de cheval. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Protomé de cheval à droite.
Obverse legend : M/A/RW.
Obverse translation : (Maronée).

Reverse


Reverse description : Cep de vigne avec grappe de raisin dans un carré bouleté ; le tout dans les restes d’un carré creux.
Reverse legend : EPI/ HRA-KLEI-DIW.
Reverse translation : (du magistrat Eracleidiou).

Historical background


Thrace - Maronea

(Fourth century BC)

Maronea name, which had been colonized by people of Chios, just Maron, a priest of Apollo who gave Ulysses way to neutralize Polyphemus drunk in the making. Maron is also described as a son of Dionysus, the Greek god of wine and intoxication. Wine and vine were so important, where the representation of Dionysos right, and the city was famous for the quality of its wine which is even mentioned by Homer in the Odyssey. The city itself, the ancient Ortagurea, located on the north shore of Lake Ismaris on Sthénas river was near Dikaia and also located Abdera in Thrace. She received settlers from Chios about 540 BC It finally lost its independence when Philip II of Macedonia occupied the.

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