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E-auction 511-422874 - bgr_506572 - AEOLIS - AEGAE Quart d’unité

AEOLIS - AEGAE Quart d’unité XF
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Estimate : 95 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 32 €
End of the sale : 30 January 2023 14:00:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Quart d’unité
Date: c. 150 AC.
Mint name / Town : Aegae, Éolide
Metal : copper
Diameter : 10 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 0,84 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Belle tête d’Apollon. Joli revers. Belle patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque.


Reverse description : Tête et cou de chèvre à droite.
Reverse legend : AIGAE.
Reverse translation : (Aegae).


Poids léger. C’est l’une des monnaies divisionnaires les plus petites. Ce type semble en fait plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background

Aeolis - Aegae

(Second century BC)

Aegae appears in history for coinage in the third century BC The city was located at the foot of the mountains inland on the River Pythikos. The remains of the city were excavated in the nineteenth century and there discovered temples, a theater, a stadium, a market, a bouleuterion and a necropolis. city ​​although cited by Herodotus (I, 149) never had political or economic role. The city does not seem to have belonged to the Delian League. It is still called by Polybius. The city was destroyed by an earthquake in 17 AD and restored by Tiberius.

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