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Live auction - bgr_709358 - IONIA - TEOS Obole

IONIA - TEOS Obole XF
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Starting price : 75 €
Estimate : 150 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 25 January 2022 14:19:27
Type : Obole
Date: c. 520-490 AC
Mint name / Town : Téos, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,03 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan court, légèrement décentrée au revers. Joli lyre. Usure régulière. Patine grise

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Lyre.
Reverse legend : [...]LUSAN.

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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