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bgr_913527 - CYPRUS - KITION Unité

CYPRUS - KITION Unité AU/XF
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Price : 225.00 €
Type : Unité
Date: c. 392-362 AC.
Mint name / Town : Citium, Chypre
Metal : copper
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,59 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très bel Héraklès. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Héraklès debout à droite tenant sa massue de la main droite et la léontée sur le bras gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête d’Aphrodite à gauche portant le stéphané.

Historical background


CYPRUS - KITION

(449-425 BC)

Azbaal (449-425 BC) is the son of Baalmelek I (479-449) to whom Xerxes entrusted the city of Citium at the end of the Persian Wars. Athens seizes part of Cyprus in 449 BC and Cimon, leader of the expedition, dies soon after. Azbaal recovers the territory of his father and is the first to take the title of king of Citium and Idalium, which he kept until his death, replaced by Baalmelek II his son (425-400 BC). ).

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