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Live auction - bgr_682597 - CARIA - ISLANDS OF CARIA - COS Drachme

CARIA - ISLANDS OF CARIA - COS Drachme XF
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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 150 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 03 August 2021 14:30:37
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 337-330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cos
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 3,00 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Très joli crabe, quasi TTB+. Patine grise avec reflets bleutés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Crabe vu de face au-dessus d’une massue posée horizontalement.
Reverse legend : KWI// ARXIDAMOS.
Reverse translation : (de Cos/ Arxidamos).

Historical background


DECAY - ISLANDS DECAY - COS

(190-166 BC)

The island of Cos, after 300 BC, came under the protection Ptolemaic and was an important stop for the Egyptian trade. Yet she had to come back into the orbit Seleucid during the second century. After 190 BC, she abandoned the Rhodian standard for the standard attic. Like other cities of Asia Minor, it was a very important civic coinage name and type of Alexander, at least until 166 BC.

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