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E-auction 513-425579 - bgr_599550 - LYCIA - MASIKYTES hemicitharephores ou quart de drachme

LYCIA - MASIKYTES hemicitharephores ou quart de drachme XF
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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 36 €
End of the sale : 13 February 2023 14:00:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : hemicitharephores ou quart de drachme
Date: c. 100 AC.
Mint name / Town : Masicytes, Lycie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 0,81 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré à l’usure régulière. Petite faiblesse de frappe au droit dans la chevelure. Joli revers de style fin. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste lauré d’Artémis à droite, les cheveux tirés en arrière, coiffés en chignon, l’arc et le carquois sur l’épaule.


Reverse description : Carquois posé verticalement dans un carré creux entouré des lettres ; dans le champ à gauche, une branche ornée de bandelettes.
Reverse legend : L-U/ M-A.
Reverse translation : (Lycia/ Masicytes).


Poids léger. Ce monnayage semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


(2nd - 1st century BC)

Masicytes was the central mountainous region south of Lycia east of Xanthos. Myra was the federal capital of the Lycian league and the main transmitting place for Masicytes. Myra is cited by Strabo among the six important cities of Lycia. The city took its name from the eponymous river Myros and was located at its mouth, by the sea. The city, important from an economic point of view, does not seem to be known monetarily before 168 BC Its coinage lasted until 3rd century AD.

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