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Live auction - bgr_595571 - CARIA - KAUNOS Statère ou double sicle

CARIA - KAUNOS Statère ou double sicle XF
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:20:50
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Statère ou double sicle
Date: c. 490-470 AC.
Mint name / Town : Kaunos, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 11,59 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan ovale, centré. Usure importante mais régulière : la monnaie reste bien identifiable. Patine grise
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Iris, agenouillée marchant à gauche, détournant la tête à droite, ailé et étendant les bras, tenant une couronne dans chaque main.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Bétyle dans un carré creux.

Historical background

DECAY - Kaunos

(Ve - fourth century BC)

Kaunos important port of the Carian coast was located south of the region opposite the island of Rhodes. Founded by the Cretans, it became an important city in the fifth and fourth centuries BC.

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