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Live auction - bgr_741484 - ILLYRIA - APOLLONIA Denier

ILLYRIA - APOLLONIA Denier AU
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2022/06/07 14:00:00
bgr_741484
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Type : Denier
Date: c. 47-27
Mint name / Town : Apollonia, Illyrie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,80 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan large, légèrement décentré. Superbe revers finement détaillé. La monnaie a conservé son coupant. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête d’Apollon à gauche.
Obverse legend : AGWNIPPOU.

Reverse


Reverse description : Trois Nymphes dansant autour d’un feu.
Reverse legend : DINOKRATHS / EPIMNAS / TOU / A-P-O-L.

Historical background


Illyria - Apollonia

(III - II century BC)

Apollonia was a colony of Corcyra, itself a colony of Corinth. The city first undergoes the Corinthian influence. It then fell under Roman protectorate from 229 BC From 100 BC, it supplanted Dyrrachium and replaced. The city was famous for the quality of its higher education. Octave, student, was at Apollonia when Julius Caesar was assassinated in 44 BC.

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