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Live auction - bgr_767316 - IONIA - ERYTHRAI Unité

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Estimate : 100 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:11:48
Type : Unité
Date: c. 200-133 AC
Mint name / Town : Érythrées, Ionie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,82 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée avec des faiblesses. Joli revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d’Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté.


Reverse description : Légende en quatre lignes.
Reverse legend : ERU/ FILWN/ HROSWN/ TOS.

Historical background


(IV - II century BC)

Érythrées was located on the heavily indented coast of Ionia opposite Chios and opposite Clazomenae. The city was famous for its temple of Heracles and Athena Polias. The mint is one of the oldest in Asia Minor and the city experienced a major commercial prosperity. The city received autonomy after the Battle of Magnesia. During the first war against Rome, the city has supported Mithridates VI of Pontus, like its neighbor Ephesus. The city was an important mint in the imperial era between Augustus and Gallien.

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