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Live auction - bgr_877410 - AIOLIS - TEMNOS Tétradrachme

AIOLIS - TEMNOS Tétradrachme AU
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Estimate : 700 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 05 March 2024 14:22:03
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 188-170 AC.
Mint name / Town : Temnos, Éolide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 34,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,39 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré des deux côtés. Joli portrait ainsi qu’un revers agréable. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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


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, avec deux grappes de vigne et deux monogrammes.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDRoU/ (PA) E.

Historical background


(2nd century BC)

Coinage in the name and type of Alexander III the Great

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

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