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Live auction - bgr_399823 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - COS Tétradrachme

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - COS Tétradrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 3 200 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 14 March 2017 14:19:59
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 250 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cos, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 14,82 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait de toute beauté pour ce type, bien venu. Frappe un peu faible au revers. Jolie patine superficielle avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du trésor de Pixodare et se trouve illustré dans la publication avant nettoyage (pl. 36, n°12b, poids 14,98 g), de MONNAIES 41, n° 227 et de la collection D. C

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d'Héraklès à gauche coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Crabe vu de face au-dessus d'une massue couchée à droite ; le tout dans un carré creux pointillé.
Reverse legend : KWION// QEODOTOS.
Reverse translation : (de Cos/ Théodotos).

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la collection von Aulock n° 2747 et que celui de la collection Bunlker Hunt, Sotheby, 21-22 février 1990, n° 534.

Historical background


CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - COS

(300-190 BC)

The island of Cos northwest of Cnidus was a Dorian colony, originating from Epidaurus. The cult of Asklépios (Esculapius) was very important there. The Hippocratic School of Medicine had a very high reputation.

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