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E-auction 554-485600 - bgr_881599 - AIOLIS - CYME Unité

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 40 €
Maximum bid : 40 €
End of the sale : 27 November 2023 14:07:40
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 200 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cymé, Éolide
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,92 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés à l’usure régulière sans patine
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : K-Y.
Obverse description : Artémis debout à gauche tournée à droite, tenant une longue torche, donnant la main à l’Amazone Cymé debout à droite, tournée à gauche.
Obverse legend : [OLUMPIAS].
Obverse translation : (Cymé/ Olympias).


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Poseidon et Amymonég ou Cymé dans un quadrige au pas à droite.


Poids lourd.

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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