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Thebes, Boiotia, Greece, c. 363 - 338 B.C.
In 362 B.C., civil war in the Arcadian league led to Mantinea fighting alongside Sparta and Athens, while Tegea and others members of the league sided with Thebes. The Theban general, Epaminondas, headed the large allied army in Peloponnesus. He was met by Sparta (led by Spartan general Archidamus III), Athens, and their allies in the Battle of Mantinea. In the battle, Epaminondas was victorious, but was killed. His dying command to make peace with the enemy was followed by all sides and a general peace was established in Greece. The period of Theban domination of Greece came to an end.
GB76233. Bronze AE 14, BCD Boiotia
564a; Head Boeotia
p. 71, type
d; BMC Central
p. 86, 189, pl. XV, 14; SNG Cop
-; SNG Christomanos
-, aVF, green patina
slightly off-center, slightly rough, Thebes mint, weight
2.545g, maximum diameter
13.5mm, die axis
, magistrate Aris-, 363 - 338 B.C.; obverse
of Herakles left, wearing Nemean Lion
skin headdress; reverse
club of Herakles right, APIΣ above, Thyrsos
right below; ex BCD with his tag noting, "G. Mel. (Th.) May 82, 500 drs."; SOLD
Catalog current as of Saturday, June 23, 2018.
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