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Live auction - bgr_780315 - AIOLIS - CYME Tétradrachme

AIOLIS - CYME Tétradrachme AU
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2022/12/06 14:00:00
bgr_780315
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: 215-200 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cymé, Éolide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 17,01 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan large, idéalement centré. Portrait bien venu à la frappe ainsi qu’un magnifique revers finement détaillé. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés et bleutés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Héraklès à droite, coiffé de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore assis à gauche sur un siège sans dossier, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, les jambes croisées, tenant un aigle de la main droite étendue et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, un vase à une anse et un monogramme.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ (AR).
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

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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