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E-auction 325-241079 - AIOLIS - AEGAE Unité

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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 37 €
Maximum bid : 42 €
End of the sale : 08 July 2019 14:03:30
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 150 AC.
Mint name / Town : Aegae, Éolide
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,44 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, très légèrement décentré. Usure régulière. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse description : Chèvre passant à droite.
Reverse legend : AIGAEWN.
Reverse translation : (d’Aegae).

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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