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E-auction 567-508364 - bgr_771013 - AIOLIS - CYME Unité

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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 41 €
End of the sale : 26 February 2024 14:02:40
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 200 AC.
Mint name / Town : Éolide, Cymé
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,40 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli protomé à l’usure régulière. Patine marron
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : KY.
Obverse description : Protomé de cheval à droite.
Obverse legend : PARMENITOS.
Obverse translation : (Cymé/ Parmenitos).


Reverse description : Vase à une anse vu à gauche ; monogramme dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse legend : (PRAT).

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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