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bgr_913508 - CILICIA – MALLOS / MALLUS Unité

CILICIA – MALLOS / MALLUS Unité AU
200.00 €(Approx. 214.00$ | 170.00£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 380-320 AC.
Mint name / Town : Mallos
Metal : copper
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,26 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Très belle tête de Gorgone, finement détaillé. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête de Pyramos à droite, coiffée d’une couronne d’épis.

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête de Gorgone de face.
Reverse legend : MAL.
Reverse translation : (Mallos).

Historical background


CILICIA – MALLOS / MALLUS

(5th-4th century BC)

Mallos is a coastal town in Cilicia, on the course of the Cnydus, not far from the Pyramos, the river that waters Mopsus. The city would have been created during the Trojan War by Mopsus and Amphilochos. Its coinage would not begin before the last quarter of the 5th century BC and was important until the Macedonian conquest.

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