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E-auction 364-277371 - CRETE - KNOSSOS Unité

CRETE - KNOSSOS Unité VF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 140 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 06 April 2020 14:00:00
bidders : 13 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 150-67 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cnossos, Crète
Metal : copper
Diameter : 27,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,59 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et irrégulier, échancré à 2 heures à l’usure importante, mais identifable
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus (Jupiter) à droite.
Obverse legend : B.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle debout à droite, les ailes déployées.
Reverse legend : >U/A/S.

Commentary


Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


CRETE - CNOSSOS

(III - Ist century BC)

Knossos was one of the oldest cities of Crete. Mythical capital of the kingdom of Minos, the city was destroyed by an earthquake in the fourteenth century BC rediscovered in the nineteenth century, the city of Minos was excavated by the great numismatist AJ Evans. The city was rebuilt, but never regained the size of the Minoan times. The beginning of coinage is the restoration of democracy in the early fifth century BC Knossos had to win over its rival and Gortyn Lyttos. In 346 BC, the Cnossiens seized Lyttos but must evacuate because of the Spartan response. After the death of Alexander the Great, Crete fell under the rule of the Ptolemies.

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