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Live auction - bgr_522002 - IONIA - TEOS Statère

IONIA - TEOS Statère AU
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bgr_522002
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Type : Statère
Date: c. 520 - 510/505 AC.
Mint name / Town : Téos, Ionie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 21 mm
Weight : 11,76 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré. Très joli droit bien venu à la frappe. Carré creux bouché et défectueux. Patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection B. Odaert et du stock de CGB (bgr_424287)

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Carré creux quadripartite.

Commentary


Mêmes coins que l’exemplaire de la vente Bourgey des 17-19 juin 1957, n° 500, 11,97 g (A/ 10 - R/ 15). Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire de la vente Sotheby’s, décembre 1896, n° 201.

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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