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Live auction - bgr_553850 - IONIA - MAGNESIA AD MEANDRUM Tétradrachme

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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 225-200 AC.
Mint name / Town : Magnésie du Méandre, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,91 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, bien centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis visible au droit. Très belle tête d’Héraklès . Revers de haut relief. Patine de collection ancienne
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Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Argenor (Paris)


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste imberbe d’Héraklès à droite, coiffé de la léonté nouée sous le menton ; grènetis circulaire perlé.


Reverse description : Zeus Aétophore nu jusqu’à la ceinture assis à gauche sur un trône avec dossier, les jambes croisées, tenant un aigle de la main droite tendue et un long sceptre bouleté de la main gauche ; un méandre à l’exergue, un monogramme dans le champ à gauche, devant les jambes.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ (PAo)/ (MEo).
Reverse translation : (d’Alexandre).

Historical background


(III - II century BC)

Coining the name and type of Alexander the Great

Magnesia was founded by Magnetes originating in Thessaly. The city, bathing the feet of the Meander, was famous for its temple of Artemis Leucophyrène built by Hermogenes about 190 BC and which can still be admired today remains.

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