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Live auction - bgr_922949 - IONIA - SMYRNA Unité

IONIA - SMYRNA Unité VF/XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 09 July 2024 14:10:10
Type : Unité
Date: c. 88-85 AC.
Mint name / Town : Smyrne, Ionie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 15,31 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers. Usure régulière. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée de Mithridates VI Eupator à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Niké marchant à droite, tenant une palme et une couronne.
Reverse legend : SMURNAIWN/ ERMOGENHS/ FRIXOS.
Reverse translation : (de Smyrne).

Historical background


IONIA - SMYRNA

(3rd - 2nd century BC)

Smyrna was one of the oldest cities in Ionia, destroyed in the 6th century BC by the Lydians. The city was refounded three centuries later by Antigone le Borgne at the end of the fourth century BC. After being called Eurydicieia under Lysimachus, Smyrna experienced great expansion after the Peace of Apamea (188 BC). VS.). It became one of the most powerful cities in Asia Minor under Roman rule. It is said to be the homeland of Homer.

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