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bgr_434928 - AIOLIS - CYME Unité

AIOLIS - CYME Unité AU
150.00 €(Approx. 160.50$ | 127.50£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 180-160 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cymé, Éolide
Metal : copper
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,01 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côté. Joli droit. Revers de style fin. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


Poids très léger. Au droit, le nom du magistrat monétaire est bien visible sur cet exemplaire ainsi qu’un monogramme supplémentaire au revers.

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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