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Live auction - bgr_569388 - CILICIA - KELENDERIS Statère

CILICIA - KELENDERIS Statère XF
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2020/03/10 14:00:00
bgr_569388
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 425-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cilicie, Célendéris
Metal : silver
Diameter : 20,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 10,44 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré à l’usure régulière. Joli bouquetin. Monnaie quasi TTB+. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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 : KELEN.

Historical background


CILICIE - CÉLENDÉRIS

(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.

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