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Live auction - bgr_519893 - IONIA - MILETUS Douzième de statère

IONIA - MILETUS Douzième de statère AU
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2019/01/29 14:00:00
bgr_519893
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Type : Douzième de statère
Date: c. 510-494 AC.
Mint name / Town : Milet, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10 mm
Weight : 1,12 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Très belle tête de lion. Revers de style fin. Très jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de lion à gauche 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.

Commentary


La tête du lion est plus massive avec la crinière bien visible, mais pas la patte. Au revers l’étoile est finement détaillée. Le type avec le lion à gauche semble moins courant.

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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