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bgr_686563 - CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - COS Unité

CARIA - CARIAN ISLANDS - COS Unité XF
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Price : 150.00 €
Type : Unité
Date: c. 166-88 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cos
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,94 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Apollon à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Lyre dans une couronne.
Reverse legend : KWION// ARICT.
Reverse translation : (de Cos).

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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