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Live auction - bgr_520372 - CILICIA - KELENDERIS Statère

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Estimate : 2 000 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 05 March 2019 14:27:49
Type : Statère
Date: c. 425-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Célendéris, Cilicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,87 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan ovale et irrégulier, parfaitement centré des deux côtés, légèrement éclaté sur la tranche. Joli droit bien venu à la frappe. Magnifique revers de haut relief. Très jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés. Conserve la plus grande partie de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection Niels


Obverse description : Cavalier nu assis de côté sur un cheval bondissant à gauche.
Obverse legend : G.


Reverse description : Bouquetin agenouillé à gauche, détournant la tête à droite ; au-dessus du bouquetin, une branche de lierre ; ligne de sol à l'exergue.
Reverse legend : KELEhby.


Même coin de revers que l'exemplaire du cabinet des médailles de Paris (n° 56).

Historical background


(Fifth century BC)

Célendéris, important coastal city of Cilicia Trachea, located halfway Nagidos and Aphrodisias is said to have been founded by Sandokos. It was later colonized by the Samians. Its standard Persian coinage begins in the middle of the fifth century and lasted until the arrival of Alexander the Great in Asia Minor. uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
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