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Live auction - bgr_463760 - CILICIA - ANAZARBOS Unité

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:12:30
Type : Unité
Date: c. 150-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Anazarbos, Cilicie
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large bien centré. Belle tête de Zeus. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Zeus Olybris à droite.


Reverse description : Zeus Olybris nicéphore, assis à gauche sur un trône à dossier, nu jusqu’à la ceinture, tenant une petite Niké de la main droite tendue et un sceptre long de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : ANAZARBEWN/ (DQTK).
Reverse translation : (d’Anazarbos).


Semble de mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la collection du Cabinet des médailles de la BnF (SNG France 2/ 2002, pl. 109). Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le présentons à la vente.

Historical background


(2nd - 1st century BC)

Anazarbos was located on the left bank of the Pyramos, maritime city of the eastern part of Cilicia. The coinage starts late. The city changed its name in 19 BC when it took the name of Caesarea.

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