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el sabroso oficio / del dulce mirar GóngoraWie schwer es ist, die Schönheit zu begreifen! Günter Eich

domingo, 5 de julio de 2015

Un dracma del siglo V a.C.



G421 An Excessively Rare, Important, and Unusual Greek Silver Drachm of Larissa (Thessaly), the First Issue of Larissa

Circa 500-479 BC. Drachm (Silver, 5.11 g 4). Horse with head lowered, grazing to left. Rev. LARI-SAIO-N Sandal of Jason to left with double-ax above; all within shallow incuse. BMC 1 = Traité I, 1411, pl. XLIII, 2. Herrmann Group I and pl. I, 2 (obverse)/3 (reverse). Jameson 2467 (this coin). Kunstfreund 143 (this coin). Extremely rare. Nicely toned but with slightly rough surfaces. Nearly extremely fine. From the collections of C. Gillet, Kunstfreund, Bank Leu/Münzen und Medaillen, 28 May 1974, 143 (CHF 17,000) and R. Jameson.

This is the first issue of Larissa, and with it began the most important silver coinage of Thessaly of the 5th and 4th centuries BC.


(Fuente: Ancien Art)