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Live auction - bgr_525824 - IONIA - MILETUS Douzième de statère

IONIA - MILETUS Douzième de statère AU
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 110 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:21:08
bidders : 2 bidders
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 legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé de lion à droite 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.


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


(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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