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E-auction 91-46639 - IONIA - KLAZOMENAI Unité

IONIA - KLAZOMENAI Unité VF
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NO BUYER'S FEE.
Estimate : 65 €
Price : 23 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 12 January 2015 15:02:00
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 190-30 AC.
Mint name / Town : Clazomène, Ionie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,57 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure régulière sur un flan complet avec une patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque corinthien à triple aigrette.

Reverse


Reverse description : Bélier passant à droite; dans le champ à droite, une couronne.
Reverse legend : KLAZOME/NIWN.
Reverse translation : (de Calzomène).

Commentary


Exemplaire sans nom de magistrat.

Historical background


IONIE - Clazomenae

(III - II century BC)

Clazomenae, located in the southern peninsula of the Gulf of Smyrna, was placed under the protection of Apollo, protector of herds. The swan appears on the reverse seems to have been a pun with the name of the city. At the mouth of the Hermus Delta, Clazomenae was a farming region. Anaxagoras was from Clazomenae.

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