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E-auction 400-312266 - bgr_627986 - AIOLIS - MYRINA Unité

AIOLIS - MYRINA Unité AU
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Estimate : 195 €
Price : 74 €
Maximum bid : 80 €
End of the sale : 14 December 2020 14:04:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 150-140 AC.
Mint name / Town : Myrhina, Éolide
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,79 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré avec le grènetis visible au droit. Jolie tête d’Apollon. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine vert olive foncé, légèrement granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Amphore ; dans le champ supérieur en haut à droite, une lyre.
Reverse legend : MU-RI.
Reverse translation : (Myrhina).

Commentary


Ce type semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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