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Live auction - bgr_417144 - THRACE - MARONEIA Statère

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Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : 1 500 €
Maximum bid : 1 500 €
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:04:50
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère
Date: c. 411/410 -398/397 AC.
Mint name / Town : Maronée, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 12,81 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés. Joli droit. Revers bien venu à la frappe, légèrement taché. Patine de collection avec des reflets dorés. A été nettoyé anciennement
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Cheval libre galopant à gauche ; au-dessus du dos, un astre à huit rais.


Reverse description : Quatre grappes de raisin sur un cep de vigne dans un carré linéaire.
Reverse legend : MA/RW/NIT/EWN.
Reverse translation : (Posideos).


Un seul exemplaire signalé, non photographié pesant 12,63 g, publié par Kadlec, NZ 47, 1914, p. 29, pl. 1/104. De la plus grande rareté. Semble être le second exemplaire recensé pour cette variété.

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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