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Live auction - bgr_619051 - THRACE - ODESSOS Tétradrachme

THRACE - ODESSOS Tétradrachme MS
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 280-200 AC.
Mint name / Town : Odessos, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 16,57 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Revers de haut-relief. Magnifique portrait d’Héraklès. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d'Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté.


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore trônant à gauche sur un siège, tenant un aigle de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, un casque attique à cimier tourné à droite.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ALEXANDROU/ (KI)/ (HDO).
Reverse translation : (Du roi Alexandre).

Historical background

Thrace - Odessus

(III - Ist century BC)

Odessus milésiaque was a colony, located on the shores of the Euxine. It was an autonomous coinage from the late second century BC but most of his coins are tetradrachmas imitating those of Alexander the Great, who were beaten in the course of the third century and later during the reign of Mithridates VI (120-63 AC.). Coinage seems then interrupt to resume the imperial era.

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