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Lot 76

Estimate: 5'000 EUR   |   Starting price: 3'000 EUR ---
PAUSANIAS (395 - 394)
Subaerat-Stater, Amphipolis. Kopf des Jünglings aus Amphipolis (Apoll) mit Taenia nach rechts. Rs: ΠAΥΣ - ANIA[Σ], Pferd nach rechts, alles im Linienquadrat. Westermark Remarks vgl. Taf. LXIX/25, SNG ANS 86 (stempelgleich), AMNG vgl. III S. 158/Nr. 1-2, McClean vgl. Taf. 121.1. 8,07g. Selten in dieser Erhaltung. Leicht raue Oberfläche, fast vorzüglich. All silver coins of Pausanias were subaerat. The head of the avers shows an expressive style and is stylistically influenced by the Tetradrachms of the Chalkidean League of the same period, which show the head of Apollo. Pausanias only ruled for some months and was murdered by Amyntas II. As the Macedonian Cities (Pella, Dium etc.) between 400-358 were part of the Chalkidian league, the Macedons had access to the south western part of mount Pangaion (and its rich sources of silver) where Pausanias minted his coins (Amphipolis). Concerning the silvercoins Pausanias used for the avers the "Youngling of Amphipolis" and for the revers the "Horse of the Bisaltae". The revers of his bronze coins adopt the image of Phagre (forepart of lion right).

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