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bgr_837160 - LYCIA - MASIKYTES Hemidrachme

LYCIA - MASIKYTES Hemidrachme AU
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Price : 350.00 €
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 48-27 AC.
Mint name / Town : Masicytes, Lycie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 1,46 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan large, centré. Superbe revers de style fin. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque.

Reverse


Reverse description : Lyre dans un carré creux ; trépied dans le champ inférieur gauche.
Reverse legend : M-A.
Reverse translation : (Masicytes).

Commentary


Citharephore plintophore. Ce monnayage semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent paraître les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


LYCIA - MASIKYTES

(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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