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Live auction - bgr_649586 - IONIA - MILETUS Douzième de statère

IONIA - MILETUS Douzième de statère AU/MS
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Starting price : 90 €
Estimate : 175 €
Price : 90 €
Maximum bid : 90 €
End of the sale : 26 October 2021 14:30:19
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Douzième de statère
Date: c. 510-494 AC.
Mint name / Town : Milet, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10 mm
Weight : 1,14 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan légèrement décentré au droit, éclaté à 3h. Superbe revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise de collection
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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