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E-auction 566-506947 - bgr_896207 - IONIA - MILETUS Douzième de statère

IONIA - MILETUS Douzième de statère VF/XF
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 24 €
Maximum bid : 25 €
End of the sale : 19 February 2024 14:04:40
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Douzième de statère
Date: c. 510-494 AC.
Mint name / Town : Milet, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9 mm
Weight : 1,14 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli revers. Usure plus marquée au droit. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé 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.

Historical background


IONIA - MILETUS

(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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