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E-auction 197-126977 - CILICIA - SELEUKEIA OF KALYKADNOS Demi-unité

CILICIA - SELEUKEIA OF KALYKADNOS Demi-unité XF
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Estimate : 135 €
Price : 57 €
Maximum bid : 104 €
End of the sale : 23 January 2017 14:00:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 80-50 AC.
Mint name / Town : Séleucie, Cilicie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 3,64 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Beaux portraits à l’usure régulière. Très jolie patine vert olive
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Münzzentrum (Cologne) de décembre 1990

Obverse


Obverse description : Buste casqué et drapé d’Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien à triple aigrette.
Obverse legend : SELEUKE-W.

Reverse


Reverse description : Buste radié et drapé d’Helios à droite.
Reverse legend : EPI KUNTI.
Reverse translation : (du magistrat Kunti...).

Commentary


Type monétaire particulier.

Historical background


CILICIE - Seleucia on the Calycadnos

(Second - first century BC)

The city was founded by Seleucus I, General Alexander III the Great in absorbing Holmoi population over the course of the river Calycadnos. The city was very important in the Hellenistic period and emerged as a rival of Tarsus.

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