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Live auction - bgr_564509 - IONIA - KOLOPHON Sicle ou drachme

IONIA - KOLOPHON Sicle ou drachme XF
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Type : Sicle ou drachme
Date: c. 430-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Colophon, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 5,19 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Agréable patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock de la maison Platt (1981)


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Apollon Clarios à droite, les cheveux courts.


Reverse description : Lyre à sept cordes ; le tout dans les restes d'un carré creux.
Reverse legend : K-O/[LO]-N-IW-N.

Historical background


(Fifth century BC)

Colophon was located on the banks of the Hales and calamon, down to the sea, midway between Teos and Ephesus. The city was said to have been founded by Andraemon Pylos, whose tomb was nearby. Gyges, king of Lydia, captured Colophon in the sixth century BC It then came under Persian rule was part of the Ionian revolt and was destroyed by the Persians. She went into the Delian League under Athenian domination since its founding. She seems to have suffered the fate of cities of Ionia who were tossed between Athens and Sparta between 413 and 387 BC The city of Colophon was destroyed by Lysimachus in 299 BC and the inhabitants moved then Notion, wearing Colophon.

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