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E-auction 123-65631 - IONIA - KOLOPHON Unité

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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 76 €
Maximum bid : 76 €
End of the sale : 24 August 2015 15:04:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 330-285 AC.
Mint name / Town : Colophon Ionie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,38 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemmplaire sur un petit flan ovale, un peu court au revers. Beau portrait. Revers bien venu à la frappe
Catalogue references :
Aulock- - GC.- - BMC.- - Cop.-


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Apollon Clarios à droite, les cheveux longs ; protomé de cheval à la pointe du cou.


Reverse description : Cavalier galopant à droit, vêtu militairement, tenant une haste transversale.
Reverse legend : KOL.


Nous semblons apercevoir un petit protomé de cheval à la pointe du cou qui ne sont peut-être en réalité que les mèches de cheveux.

Historical background


(Fourth 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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