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Thebes, Boiotia, c. 315 - 288 B.C.
The largest city in Boeotia, Thebes was leader of the Boeotian confederacy. A rival of Athens, Thebes sided with Persia during Xerxes' invasion in 480 B.C. Thebes ended Sparta's power at the Battle of Leuctra in 371. The Sacred Band of Thebes famously fell to Philip II at Chaeronea in 338. Thebes was the dominant city-state in Greece prior to its destruction by Alexander in 335 B.C.
GB76311. Bronze AE 13, BCD Boiotia 582; Head Boeotia p. 81, pl. V, 15; BMC Central p. 87, 203, pl XVI, 1; SNG Cop 373, SNG Alpha Bank -; SNG Christomanos -, aVF, Thebes mint, weight 1.580g, maximum diameter 12.7mm, Macedonian hegemony, c. 315 - 288 B.C.; obverse head of Herakles right, wearing Nemean Lion skin, scalp over head, forepaws tied at neck; reverse filleted thyrsos left above, ΘHBAIΩN across center, club left below; ex BCD Collection with his round tag noting, "Bought at Baldwin's, Dec. 1970, for £1.-"; SOLD
Catalog current as of Thursday, July 18, 2019.
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