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Live auction - bgr_721433 - IONIA - MAGNESIA AD MEANDRUM Tétradrachme stéphanophore

IONIA - MAGNESIA AD MEANDRUM Tétradrachme stéphanophore MS
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Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : 7 050 €
Maximum bid : 8 888 €
End of the sale : 08 March 2022 14:25:55
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme stéphanophore
Date: c.150-140 avant J.-C
Mint name / Town : Magnésie du Méandre, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 32,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 17,12 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Revers bien venu à la frappe, finement détaillé. Superbe buste. Patine grise de collection avec de légers reflets dorés
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Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste diadémé et drapé d'Artémis à droite avec le carquois et l'arc sur l'épaule.


Reverse description : Apollon nu debout à gauche sur la représentation symbolique du Méandre, appuyé sur un trépied, tenant de la main droite, deux bandelettes ; le tout dans une couronne de laurier.
Reverse translation : (de Magnésie/ Erognétos/ Iopyrion).

Historical background


(c. 160 BC)

Magnesia had been founded by the Magnetes, originating from Thessaly. The city, bathing at the foot of the Meander, was famous for its temple of Artemis Leucophyrene, built by Hermogenes around 190 BC and whose remains can still be admired today..

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