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bgr_852741 - IONIA - MILETUS Tetartemorion ou quarante-huitième de statère

IONIA - MILETUS Tetartemorion ou quarante-huitième de statère AU
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Type : Tetartemorion ou quarante-huitième de statère
Date: c. 510-494 AC.
Mint name / Town : Milet, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 7 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 0,23 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire, idéalement centré. Très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé de lion à droite.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Oiseau (colombe) debout à droite entre deux globules disposés en diagonale ; le tout dans un carré creux.

Historical background


(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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