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bgr_525822 - TROAS - BIRYTIS Quart d’unité

TROAS - BIRYTIS Quart d’unité AU
80.00 €(Approx. 96.00$ | 69.60£)
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Type : Quart d’unité
Date: c. 350-300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Birytis, Troade
Metal : copper
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,46 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés. Tête de style très fin. Joli revers. Belle patine verte et sable
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête barbue de Kabeiros (Cabire) à gauche, coiffé du pilos (pileus).

Reverse


Reverse description : Massue dans une couronne d’olivier.
Reverse legend : B-I/R-U.

Commentary


Exemplaire de très beau style.

Historical background


Troy - BIRYTIS

(IVe siècle avant J.-C.)

We know nothing about this city, now lost, apart from the fact that counterfeiting is attested in the fourth century BC But it was perhaps not far from the Gulf of Gargara Adramytion.

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