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Live auction - bgr_555669 - CRETE - LYTTOS Statère

CRETE - LYTTOS Statère XF
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2019/12/03 14:00:00
bgr_555669
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 320-270 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lyttos, Crète
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 10,76 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Usure importante mais régulière. L’exemplaire reste parfaitement lisible et identifiable. Joli aigle. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
BMC.12 - GC.3240 var - Sv.36

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Aigle volant à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : LÉGENDE RÉTROGRADE.
Reverse description : Tête de sanglier à gauche dans un carré creux.
Reverse legend : LUTTI/ON.
Reverse translation : (de Lyttos).

Historical background


CRETE - Lyttos

(320-270 BC)

Lyttos mentioned in the Iliad (II, 647), is located in the eastern part of the island. It was founded by Lyktos son of Lykaon king of Arcadia. Lyttos was destroyed by mercenaries Aetolian with the help of Knossos (220 BC.).

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