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Live auction - bgr_525824 - IONIA - MILETUS Douzième de statère

IONIA - MILETUS Douzième de statère AU
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Type : Douzième de statère
Date: c. 510-494 AC.
Mint name / Town : Milet, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10 mm
Weight : 1,28 g.
Rarity : R1
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.

Commentary


La tête du lion est plus ramassée avec la crinière bien visible. La langue de l’animal est visible. Au revers, le motif ornemental semble terminé par des fleurs de lis.

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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