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Live auction - bgr_612460 - IONIA - LEBEDOS (PTOLEMAIS) Tétradrachme stéphanophore

IONIA - LEBEDOS (PTOLEMAIS) Tétradrachme stéphanophore AU
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Starting price : 2 000 €
Estimate : 3 800 €
Price : 2 200 €
Maximum bid : 3 000 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:30:59
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c.150-140 avant J.-C
Mint name / Town : Lébédos, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 16,82 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, bien centré des deux côtés. Petite faiblesse à 12h au revers mais superbe exemplaire. Portrait d’Athéna de toute beauté ainsi qu’un revers de style fin, de très beau style. La monnaie a conservé une partie de son coupant. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée d’Athéna à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Chouette debout de face, la tête tournée à gauche, sur une massue entre deux cornes d’abondance.
Reverse legend : LEBEDIWN / APOLL-ODOTOS.
Reverse translation : (De Lébédos / Apollodote).

Commentary


C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente.

Historical background


IONIE - Lebedos (Ptolemais)

(Third century BC)

Lebedos was an ancient coastal city of Asia Minor, located forty kilometers from Ephesus. In the Hellenistic period, it fell under Ptolemaic influence and took the name of Potlémaïs. On the death of Ptolemy IV (204 BC), the city regained its independence after it kept the peace ApaméeI.

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