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E-auction 331-246325 - IONIA - KLAZOMENAI Unité

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Estimate : 55 €
Price : 17 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 19 August 2019 14:00:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 190-30 AC.
Mint name / Town : Clazomène, Ionie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,08 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale à l’usure importante lisible et identifiable. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


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


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


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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