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bgr_913462 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - AMIRUS Trihemiobole

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - AMIRUS Trihemiobole XF
280.00 €(Approx. 299.60$ | 235.20£)
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Type : Trihemiobole
Date: c. 500-460 AC.
Mint name / Town : Camiros, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Weight : 0,49 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Très belle feuille de figuier. Fine usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Feuille de figuier à cinq lobes vue de face.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Rectangle creux oblong divisé en deux compartiments segmentés.

Historical background


CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - AMIRUS

(6th - 5th century BC)

Camirus was located on the western coast of the island of Rhodes. It was the most important city among the cities of the island with Ialysus and Lindus. The city maintained good relations with its neighbors, the proof with an archaic coinage of electrum and shows the vitality of the trade with the Ionian cities of the coasts of Western Asia. Camirus certainly also traded with Crete, the Aegean islands and the Peloponnese, hence the choice of the Aeginetic standard for these silver coins..

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