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Live auction - bgr_340742 - IONIA - SMYRNA Tétradrachme

IONIA - SMYRNA Tétradrachme AU/AU
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Estimate : 2 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 03 December 2014 14:21:45
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 155-145 AC
Mint name / Town : Smyrne, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,88 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait, bien venu à la frappe avec une usure superficielle. Revers magnifique de haut relief. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets mordorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock du Crédit de la Bourse (mai 1996) et de MONNAIES 34, n° 205. Certificat d’exportation


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête tourelée de Smyrne à droite, les cheveux tombant sur la nuque.


Reverse description : Légende en deux lignes dans une cournonne.
Reverse legend : IMUR/NAIWN// (EDUW).
Reverse translation : (De Smyrne).


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire du trésor d’Akkar (IGCH. 1559) Seyrig, Trésors n° 18.59, pl. 28.

Historical background

IONIE - Smyrna

(III - II century BC)

Smyrna was one of the oldest cities of Ionia, which was destroyed in the sixth century BC by the Lydians. The city was refounded three centuries later by Antigonus at the end of the fourth century BC After Eurydicieia called under Lysimachus, Smyrna experienced great expansion after the Peace of Apamea (188 BC - C.). She became one of the most powerful cities of Asia Minor under Roman domination. It is believed to be the birthplace of Homer.

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