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Live auction - bgr_675480 - IONIA - MILETUS Tétradrachme

IONIA - MILETUS Tétradrachme XF/AU
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : 350 €
Maximum bid : 350 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:36:41
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 190-165 AC.
Mint name / Town : Milet
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,77 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré. Très joli revers, détaillé. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d'Alexandre sous les traits d'Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore trônant à gauche sur un siège à dossier, tenant un aigle de la main droite et un sceptre long de la gauche ; dans le champ à gauche une étoile au-dessus d'un lion tournant la tête et le monogramme MI ; derrière le siège, deux monogrammes posés verticalement.
Reverse legend : ALEXANDROU/ AI/ ME.

Historical background


IONIE - MILET

(III - II century BC)

Civic coinage name and type of Alexandre III

Miletus, founded in the twelfth century BC, was the seat of the Ionian Confederation. During the liberation war, she 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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