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BITHYNIA - KIOS Trihemiobole AU
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Type : Trihemiobole
Date: c. 350-300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Kios, Bythinie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 1,21 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan court, légèrement décentré. Joli portrait. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : [KIA].
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite, les cheveux longs.
Obverse translation : (Kianon, de Cios).


Reverse description : Proue de galère à gauche.
Reverse legend : [SWSI]/GENHS.
Reverse translation : (Sosigenès).


Magistrat : Sosigéhès.

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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