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Live auction - bgr_626534 - CILICIA - SOLI Statère

CILICIA - SOLI Statère AU/AU
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2021/03/09 14:00:00
bgr_626534
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 385-350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cilicie, Soloi
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,47 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée avec un flan éclaté à 4h. Jolie grappe de raisin au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque attique à cimier et triple aigrette orné d’un griffon ; grènetis circulaire perlé.

Reverse


Reverse description : Grappe de raisin sur sa pampre ; le tout dans un carré creux.
Reverse legend : SOL-OKI.
Reverse translation : (Soloi).

Historical background


CILICIE - Soloi

(Ve - fourth century BC)

Soloi was a very important city on the Cilician coast near Zepyrion between Tarsus and Cilicia Trachea and Cilicia Pedias was perhaps founded at the instigation of Rhodes, but the city also appears to have links with Athens. The city was destroyed by Tigranes I, King of Armenia after 83 BC The city was refounded as the Pompeiopolis by Pompey in 66 BC.

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