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Live auction - bgr_511595 - IONIA - IONIAN ISLANDS - CHIOS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 340 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:21:38
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 270-220 AC.
Mint name / Town : Chios, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 29,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,87 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale bien centré. Tête massive d’Héraklès. Très joli revers de style fin, de haut relief, bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de collection ancienne, légèrement granuleuse au droit
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection B. Odaert


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


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore, nu jusqu’à la ceinture assis à gauche, les jambes croisées sur un siège ornementé sans dossier, tenant un aigle de la main droite tendue et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, une amphore surmontant un monogramme.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU// (AR).


Nous n’avons pas relevé d’identité de coin pertinente pour ce type à cause de l’état de conservation du droit. Semble inédit et non recensé. Manque aux ouvrages de référence. Ce type avec l’amphore pourrait aussi émaner de l’atelier de Myrhina (MP. 1648-1649) mais resterait inédit.

Historical background


(III - II century BC)

The island and the city of Chios were located in front of the city of Eritrea. Coinage began in the middle of the sixth century BC and lasted to the archaic style, until the middle of the fourth century BC Chios was a port and a reputed mall. The city seems to have participated in the revolt of Ionia against the Persian yoke in the early fifth century BC (500-494 AC). (Herodotus VI. 26). A decade later, she sent a fleet of seventeen vessels Xerxes is preparing to invade Greece (Herodotus, VII. 95). The island seems to have belonged to the Delian League after 477 BC The city is Athens ally. Chios left the alliance in 412 BC From the third century, Chios lost its autonomy after she found peace of Apamea in 188 BC The city was ravaged by Mithridates VI of Pontus in 86 for supporting the Romans. Sylla restored the city in 84 BC and declared ally of Rome.

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