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Live auction - bgr_533389 - AIOLIS - TEMNOS Tétradrachme

AIOLIS - TEMNOS Tétradrachme MS
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bgr_533389
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 188-170 AC.
Mint name / Town : Temnos, Éolide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 37 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,86 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan extrêmement large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête d’Héraklès. Revers de toute beauté. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Héraklès à droite, coiffé de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore assis à gauche sur un siège avec dossier, nu jusqu'à la ceinture, les jambes croisées, tenant un aigle de la main droite étendue et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, un vase à une anse surmonté d’un cep de vigne et deux monogrammes.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDRoU/ (MAI) (SWI).
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

Historical background


Aeolis - TEMNOS

(Second century BC)

Coining the name and type of Alexander III the Great

Temnos was placed on a hill above the right bank of the Hermus. The city was close to Neonteichos. The workshop was identified by the amphora surmounted by the vine.

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