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Live auction - bgr_893850 - AIOLIS - CYME Tétradrachme stéphanophore

AIOLIS - CYME Tétradrachme stéphanophore AU
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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 520 €
Maximum bid : 520 €
End of the sale : 05 March 2024 14:21:43
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 160 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cymé, Éolide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,00 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée des deux côtés. Faiblesse sur le cheval. Beau portrait de la nymphe. Patine grise avec des 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// MHTROFANHS.
Reverse translation : (de Cymé/ Métrophanès).

Commentary


Monétaire Métrophanès.

Historical background


AIOLIS - CYME

(3rd - 2nd 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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