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bgr_753523 - IONIA - MILETUS Douzième de statère ou obole

IONIA - MILETUS Douzième de statère ou obole XF/AU
125.00 €(Approx. 136.25$ | 106.25£)
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Type : Douzième de statère ou obole
Date: c. 510-494 AC.
Mint name / Town : Milet
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9,5 mm
Weight : 1,18 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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


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

Historical background


(6th - 5th century BC)

Miletus, founded in the 12th century BC, had been the seat of the Ionian Confederation. During the War of Liberation, it was crushed in 494 BC. Its cult of Apollo was renowned throughout Asia Minor. Its settlers founded, among others, the colonies of Abydos, Cyzicus, Sinope and Panticapaeum.

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