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Live auction - bgr_829245 - IONIA - TEOS Statère

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Type : Statère
Date: c. 470/65-449 AC.
Mint name / Town : Téos, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : - h.
Weight : 12,00 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan large, centré. Jolie représentation du droit. Fine usure régulière. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
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Obverse description : Griffon assis à gauche, les ailes repliées, levant l'antérieur gauche ; sous le griffon, tête de panthère ; exergue festonnée.
Obverse legend : T-HI-O-N.


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

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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