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Live auction - bgr_934446 - CARIA - ANONYMOUS Hemiobole

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Estimate : 180 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 09 July 2024 14:10:50
Type : Hemiobole
Date: c. 395-377 AC.
Mint name / Town : Halicarnasse, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 8 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,39 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Très joli revers. Droit à l’usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Tête de bélier à droite.


Reverse description : Tête juvénile à droite dans les restes d’un carré creux.


Exemplaire difficile à attribuer, mais qu’il semble bien falloir donner à la Carie et peut-être à l’atelier d’Halicarnasse.

Historical background


(5th - 4th century BC)

Coinage in Caria began at the very end of the 7th century or at the beginning of the 6th century BC, at Halicarnassus (GC. 3472) with electrum staters. Silver coins appeared in the second half of the 5th century BC with coins of eginetic weight. The archaic period ends at the beginning of the 5th century after the Ionian revolt. Many coins are still unassigned or should be. The few finds, poorly located or fragmented after their discovery do not facilitate this work, however so important for History..

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