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Live auction - bgr_529900 - IONIA - EPHESUS Cistophore

IONIA - EPHESUS Cistophore AU
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bgr_529900
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Type : Cistophore
Date: an 45
Mint name / Town : Éphèse, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 12,45 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés. Usure régulière au droit. Joli revers de style fin. Patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Ciste mystique de laquelle s'échappe un serpent ; le tout dans une couronne dionysiaque.

Reverse


Reverse description : Arc et goryte orné d'un aplustre entre deux serpents ; dans le champ à droite, une torche allumée ; au dessus, un caducée enroulé autour d’un bâton.
Reverse legend : (ATRA).

Commentary


Ce cistophore est frappé sous la responsabilité de Lucius Antonius Marcus Filii, proquesteur en 50-49 avant J.-C..

Historical background


IONIE - EPHESUS

(III - Ist century BC)

Located at the mouth of the Cayster coast of Asia Minor, Ephesus was known for its dedicated to Artemis (Artemision) temple which has been dated through the votive deposit of construction, the second half of the seventh century. The city was the Persian yoke. After the naval battle of Mycale in 479 before J. C-. She moved closer to Athens and joined the Delian League-attico from 477 before J. C-. She broke with Athens after the disaster of Syracuse in 415 before J. C-. In 407 before J. C-. Lysander set up his headquarters at Ephesus and the Athenians won the Aegos Potamos victory before 404 J. C-. Spartan domination ceased after the victory of Conon at Cnidus in 394 before J. C-. Peace Antalcidas 387 before J. C-. consecrated the return of the city in the Persian orbit. This domination lasted until 338 before J. C-. , When the city rose up under the leadership of Philip II of Macedon. After Granicus in 334 before J. C-. , The city rallied to Alexander after chasing the Persian garrison. In 295, the city fell into the hands of Lysimachus who Arsinoeia renamed in honor of his wife, the daughter of Ptolemy. It regained its independence after the death of Lysimachus in 281 prior to Couroupédion J. -C and enjoyed a period of independence until 258 before J. C-. , When she went for half a century under the rule Ptolemaic before winning again a precarious autonomy. After 188 before J. C-. , The city was incorporated into the kingdom of Pergamum and followed his intended legacy to Rome in 133 before J. C-. .

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