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Live auction - bgr_709323 - IONIA - TEOS Hemiobole

IONIA - TEOS Hemiobole AU/XF
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Starting price : 100 €
Estimate : 175 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 25 January 2022 14:19:57
Type : Hemiobole
Date: c. 478-450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Téos, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 8 mm
Weight : 0,36 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli griffon, bien venu à la frappe. Usure plus importante au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Griffon assis à droite, les ailes repliées, levant l'antérieur gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Carré creux quadripartite granuleux.

Historical background


IONIE - Teos

(Sixth - fifth century BC)

Teos was a very old city that its inhabitants abandoned in 544 BC, when the Persians invaded Ionia, to found Abdera in Thrace. Less than 50 years later, settlers of Abdera refondirent the Asia Minor city which is why the two cities had griffins on their coinage. Teos was famous for its temple of Ionic order built by Hermogenes and devoted to Dionysus.

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