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bgr_913435 - IONIA - SMYRNA Unité

IONIA - SMYRNA Unité XF/AU
120.00 €(Approx. 128.40$ | 102.00£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 188-75 AC.
Mint name / Town : Smyrne, Ionie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,88 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Très joli revers, bien venu à la frappe. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque.

Reverse


Reverse description : Main gantée (Caestus) ; une palme dans le champ à droite.
Reverse legend : IMURNAIWN// [...].
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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