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Live auction - bgr_821875 - CILICIA - KELENDERIS Statère

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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


(4th century BC)

Célenderis, an important coastal city of Cilicia Trachea, located halfway between Nagidos and Aphrodisias, is said to have been founded by Sandokos. It was then colonized by the Samians. Its Persian standard coinage began in the middle of the 5th century and lasted until the arrival of Alexander the Great in Asia Minor..

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