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bgr_771007 - AIOLIS - CYME Unité

AIOLIS - CYME Unité XF
100.00 €(Approx. 108.00$ | 85.00£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 180-160 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cymé, Éolide
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,62 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

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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