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Live auction - bgr_623683 - COLCHIS Hemidrachme

COLCHIS Hemidrachme AU/XF
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Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Phasis, Colchide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée. Superbe portrait d’Artémis. Revers à l’usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Artémis à droite ; grènetis circulaire.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête et cou de taureau à droite ; grènetis circulaire.


Petite tête. Au droit, le visage semble stylisé et le style était qualifié de “archaistic (Egyptian) style” par. B. V. Head dans la seconde édition de l’Historia Numorum en 1911.

Historical background


(Ve - fourth century BC)

Colchis was a mythical region on the southeast coast of the Black Sea. The Argonauts went there to capture the Golden Fleece.

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