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Live auction - bgr_829249 - AIOLIS - MYRINA Tétradrachme stéphanophore

AIOLIS - MYRINA Tétradrachme stéphanophore AU
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Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 921 €
Maximum bid : 921 €
End of the sale : 06 June 2023 14:13:27
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c. 150-140 AC.
Mint name / Town : Éolide, Myrhina
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,54 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan large et bien centré. Très beau portrait d’Apollon, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Apollon Grynion laurée et diadémée à droite, les cheveux longs tombant sur le cou.


Reverse description : Apollon marchant à droite, tenant de la main droite un phiale, sacrifiant, et de la gauche une branche de laurier à laquelle sont suspendues deux bandelettes ; à ses pieds à droite, l'omphalos et une amphore ; dans le champ à gauche, deux monogrammes ; le tout dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse legend : MURINAIWN/ (DUR).
Reverse translation : (des Myrhinéens).

Historical background


(2nd century BC)

Myrhina, located northeast of Cyme, eclipsed by its powerful neighbor only appears in the Hellenistic period. Coinage would 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 placed at the feet of Apollo.

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