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Live auction - bgr_667612 - AIOLIS - CYME Tétradrachme stéphanophore

AIOLIS - CYME Tétradrachme stéphanophore MS
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bgr_667612
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Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 160 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cymé, Éolide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 33 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,80 g.
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré. Portrait finement détaillé. Joli revers. Patine grise avec reflets dorés
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// DHMHTRIOS.
Reverse translation : (de Cymé/ Démétrios).

Commentary


Monétaire Démétrios.

Historical background


Aeolis - cyme

(III - II 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.

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