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    Rare Theban Stater of Epaminondas

    BOEOTIA. Thebes. Ca. 395-338 BC. AR stater (21mm, 12.24 gm). Epaminondas, magistrate, ca. 364-362 BC. Boeotian shield / Amphora; rosette above; EΠ-AMI across field; all within concave circle. BCD Boiotia 543. Hepworth 32. Extremely rare varient with rosette above amphora! Extremely Fine.

    Ex Classical Numismatic Group 84 (5 May 2010), lot 443.

    The great Theban statesman Epaminondas was a political and tactical genius credited with several military innovations that deepened and strengthened the traditional Greek phalanx, paving the way for its ultimate expression under Philip of Macedon and Alexander the Great. He came close to achieving total hegemony over mainland Greece, but was killed in battle against the Spartans in 362 BC, leaving the playing field open for Macedon.


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