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Live auction - bgr_766393 - AIOLIS - CYME Demi-unité

AIOLIS - CYME Demi-unité XF
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 24 October 2023 14:14:17
Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 400-300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cymé, Éolide
Metal : copper
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 1,01 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au revers. Bel aigle. Fine usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Aigle debout à droite.


Reverse description : Vase à une anse vu à gauche.
Reverse legend : K-U.
Reverse translation : (Cymé).

Historical background


(5th - 4th century BC)

Cymé, today Sandakli, one of the most important cities of the Aeolian coast, was located south of Myrhina. It had a port and was founded by Locrians. She herself is at the origin of the foundation of Side in Pamphylia and of Cumae in Campania. It is the homeland of Hesiod.

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