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Live auction - bgr_796135 - CILICIA - KELENDERIS Statère

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Estimate : 900 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:14:39
Type : Statère
Date: c. 425-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Célendéris
Metal : silver
Diameter : 24 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 9,93 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Des faiblesses. Très belle contremarque. Patine grise


Obverse description : Cavalier nu assis de côté sur un cheval passant à droite.


Reverse description : Bouquetin agenouillé à droite, tournant la tête à droite ; ligne de sol à l'exergue .
Reverse legend : KELE-N.


Contremarque (taureau) au revers, à 6h.

Historical background


(Fourth 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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