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E-auction 304-222701 - BITHYNIA - KIOS Demi-sicle

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 115 €
Maximum bid : 120 €
End of the sale : 11 February 2019 14:00:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Demi-sicle
Date: c. 340-330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Kios, Bithynie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,27 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête d’Apollon. Joli revers avec une faiblesse de frappe sur la légende. Argent légèrement corné et une patine grise superficielle et des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :
BMC.- - GC.3757 var. - Aulock- - B. traité - Cop. - RG.- - HGCS. 7/553
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Hubert Lanz (Münich)


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque.
Obverse legend : KIA.


Reverse description : Proue de galère à gauche décorée, timbrée d’une étoile.
Reverse legend : [POSEID/WNIOS].
Reverse translation : (Poseidonios).

Historical background

Bithynia - KIOS

(Fourth century BC)

Kios was a rich commercial city at the entrance to the Propontis, according to legend founded by the Argonauts. The mint does not begin until the second half of the fourth century BC It became part of the Kingdom of Thrace Lysimachus. The city was destroyed by Philip V of Macedon in 202 BC.

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