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E-auction 566-506939 - bgr_703405 - CILICIA - SOLI Obole

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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 30 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2024 14:02:00
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Obole
Date: c. 400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cilicie, Soloi
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 0,71 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli revers. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée d’Athéna à droite.


Reverse description : Grappe de raisin.
Reverse legend : SOLIKWN.
Reverse translation : (de Soloi).

Historical background


(5th - 4th century BC)

Soloi was a very important city located on the Cilician coast not far from Zepyrion and Tarsus between Cilicia Trachea and Cilicia Pedias was perhaps founded at the instigation of the Rhodians, but the city also seems to have links with Athens. The city was destroyed by Tigranes I, King of Armenia after 83 BC. The city was refounded under the name of Pompeiopolis by Pompey in 66 BC..

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