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E-auction 521-435976 - bgr_506564 - AIOLIS - CYME Unité

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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 26 €
End of the sale : 10 April 2023 14:00:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 180-160 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cymé, Éolide
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,28 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure importante, lisible et identifiable. Patine marron foncé granuleuse
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Protomé de cheval bondissant à droite.
Obverse legend : KU/ EUBIOS.
Obverse translation : (Cymé/ magistrat Eubios).


Reverse description : Vase à une anse vu à droite.
Reverse legend : (EUAB).


Poids excessivement léger. Nous pourrions avoir affaire à une demi-unité. Au droit, le nom du magistrat monétaire est bien visible sur cet exemplaire ainsi qu’un monogramme adjonctif au revers.

Historical background


(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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