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bgr_493965 - AIOLIS - MYRINA Demi-unité

AIOLIS - MYRINA Demi-unité XF
180.00 €(Approx. 198.00$ | 158.40£)
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Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 150-140 AC.
Mint name / Town : Myrhina, Éolide
Metal : copper
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,79 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Belle tête inhabituelle d’Hélios. Joli revers. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête radiée d’Hélios à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Amphore.
Reverse legend : MU-RI.
Reverse translation : (Myrhina).

Commentary


Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente.

Historical background


Aeolis - MYRHINA

(Second century BC)

Myrhina, located northeast of Cumae, overshadowed by its powerful neighbor appears as the Hellenistic period. Coinage begin around 300 BC The city was famous for the worship of Apollo Grynion. But the symbol of the city seems to have been the amphora which is situated at the foot of Apollo.

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