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E-auction 567-508361 - bgr_704055 - AIOLIS - CYME Tetartemorion

AIOLIS - CYME Tetartemorion XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 21 €
Maximum bid : 30 €
End of the sale : 26 February 2024 14:01:40
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Tetartemorion
Date: c. 450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cymé, Éolide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 6,5 mm
Weight : 0,24 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Jolie tête d’aigle avec un oeil bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête d’aigle à gauche.
Obverse legend : KU.

Reverse


Reverse description : Carré creux quadripartite en ailes de moulin.

Commentary


La tête de l’aigle très particulière peut faire penser comme pour le monnayage de Sinope à un rapace marin.

Historical background


AIOLIS - CYME

(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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