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E-auction 197-126982 - IONIA - SMYRNA Unité

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Estimate : 145 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 44 €
End of the sale : 23 January 2017 14:03:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 280-220 AC.
Mint name / Town : Smyrne, Ionie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,84 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, légèrement décentré sur la couronne tourelée de Cybèle. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse description : Trépied ; dans le champ à gauche, une amphore.
Reverse legend : IMURNAIWN// [...].
Reverse translation : (de Smyrne).


Le nom du magistrat n’est pas visible sur cet exemplaire.

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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