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Live auction - bgr_569383 - IONIA - MILETUS Drachme

IONIA - MILETUS Drachme AU
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2020/03/10 14:00:00
bgr_569383
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 259-246 AC.
Mint name / Town : Milet, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,18 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli revers. Fine usure superficielle. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée à gauche d'Apollon Didyméen, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque.

Reverse


Reverse legend : MONOGRAMME MI.
Reverse description : Lion passant à gauche, détournant la tête à droite ; au-dessus, astre à huit rais ; nom de magistrat à l’exergue.
Reverse legend : ALKWN/ / (MI)/ T.
Reverse translation : (Alkon/ Milet).

Historical background


IONIE - MILET

(Fourth 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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