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E-auction 528-446090 - bgr_840027 - CARIA - MYLASA Obole

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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 41 €
End of the sale : 29 May 2023 14:04:40
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Obole
Date: c. 520-490 AC.
Mint name / Town : Mylassa, Carie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9 mm
Weight : 0,82 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli protomé de lion. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé de lion à gauche.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Carré creux.

Historical background


(III - II century BC)

Mylassa, City of indigenous origin was located west of Stratonicea in the land, but not far from the Gulf of Bargylos. She was chosen as the capital of Caria under the satrap Hekatomnos (396-377 BC). But his successor, he preferred Mausolus Halicarnassus and thither the seat of government in 367 BC After this date, the city lost its importance. Eupolémos was one of the generals who fought in Caries Cassandra.

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