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Live auction - bgr_675500 - AIOLIS - TEMNOS Tétradrachme

AIOLIS - TEMNOS Tétradrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 650 €
Price : 460 €
Maximum bid : 460 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:32:44
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 188-170 AC.
Mint name / Town : Temnos, Éolide
Metal : silver
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,55 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré des deux côtés. Superbe revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise avec reflets dorés
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/ E (PA).


Exemplaire sur un flan particulièrement large.

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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