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E-auction 66-31422 - bgr_330659 - IONIA - MILETUS Douzième de statère ou obole

IONIA - MILETUS Douzième de statère ou obole AU
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Estimate : 110 €
Price : 55 €
Maximum bid : 55 €
End of the sale : 21 July 2014 15:03:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Douzième de statère ou obole
Date: c. 510-494 AC.
Mint name / Town : Milet, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10 mm
Weight : 1,05 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale, bien centré des deux côtés. Beau masque de lion. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé de lion à droite avec la crinière, la gueule ouverte, la langue pendante.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Étoile à quatre rais, richement ornementée ; le tout dans un carré creux.

Historical background


IONIE - MILET

(Sixth - fifth century BC)

Miletus, founded in the twelfth century BC, was the seat of the Ionian Confederation. During the Liberation War, it was crushed in 494 BC His cult of Apollo was known throughout Asia Minor. Its settlers founded, among other colonies Abydos, Cyzicus, Sinope and Panticapaeum.

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