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Live auction - bgr_811482 - AIOLIS - MYRINA Tétradrachme

AIOLIS - MYRINA Tétradrachme AU/AU
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 215-190 AC.
Mint name / Town : Myrhina, Éolide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 28 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 17,01 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan idéalement centré. Très beau portrait d’Héraklès, bien venu à la frappe. Revers agréable. Cassure de coin au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Héraklès à droite coiffée de la léonté.


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore assis à gauche sur un trône avec dossier, les jambes croisées, nu jusqu’à la ceinture, tenant un aigle tourné à droite de la main droite tendue et un long sceptre lotiforme de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche une amphore.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ (MUR).
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre/ Myrhina).

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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