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Live auction - bgr_482251 - AIOLIS - CYME Tétradrachme stéphanophore

AIOLIS - CYME Tétradrachme stéphanophore MS
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Estimate : 1 300 €
Price : 1 200 €
Maximum bid : 1 200 €
End of the sale : 05 June 2018 14:13:35
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 160 AC.
Mint name / Town : Éolide, Cymé
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31,00 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,87 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Magnifique tête de Kymé. Revers de toute beauté. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de la nymphe Kymé diadémée à droite, les cheveux relevés et coiffés en petit chignon.

Reverse


Reverse description : Cheval au pas à droite, levant l'antérieur gauche au-dessus d'une coupe à une anse ; le tout dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse legend : KUMAIWN// KALLIAS.
Reverse translation : (de Cymé/ Kallias).

Commentary


Magistrat Kallias. L’exemplaire de la LIVE AUCTION 1005, n° 26 s’est vendu 2600€ sur un ordre maximum à 3120€ sur une estimation de 750/1200€.

Historical background


Aeolis - cyme

(Second century BC)

Cymos today Sandakli, one of the most important cities of the coast wind was south of Myrhina. She was provided with a port and was founded by the Locrians. Itself is the cause of the foundation of Side in Pamphylia and Cumae in Campania. It is the homeland of Hesiod. Stéphanophorique the mint has been studied by JM Oakley, Wreathed Tetradrachms of Kyme published by the NSA. in MN.27 (1982) that lists several hundred copies of the majority from the great discovery of Cilicia discovered in 1973 CH. I and contained more than five thousand tetradrachmas.

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