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Live auction - bgr_741284 - CILICIA - SOLI Obole

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 460 €
Maximum bid : 550 €
End of the sale : 26 July 2022 14:20:38
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Obole
Date: c. 360 AC.
Mint name / Town : Soloi, Cilicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 0,69 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie idéalement centrée. Superbe revers, bien venu à la frappe. Monnaie de qualité exceptionnelle. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Bust casquée et drapé d’Athéna à droite, coiffé du casque corinthien à triple aigrette.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Grappe de raisin sur son cep.
Reverse legend : SO.

Historical background


(Ve - fourth century BC)

Soloi was a very important city on the Cilician coast near Zepyrion between Tarsus and Cilicia Trachea and Cilicia Pedias was perhaps founded at the instigation of Rhodes, but the city also appears to have links with Athens. The city was destroyed by Tigranes I, King of Armenia after 83 BC The city was refounded as the Pompeiopolis by Pompey in 66 BC.

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