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E-auction 518-432565 - bgr_599549 - LYCIA - MASIKYTES Hemidrachme

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Estimate : 120 €
Price : 42 €
Maximum bid : 48 €
End of the sale : 20 March 2023 14:00:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 48-27 AC.
Mint name / Town : Masicytes, Lycie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 1,36 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan à l’usure régulière. Belle tête d’Apollon au droit. Frappe un peu molle au revers
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque.
Obverse legend : L-U.
Obverse translation : (Lycia).


Reverse description : Lyre dans un carré creux ; épi sur sa tige dans le champ inférieur gauche.
Reverse legend : M/U.
Reverse translation : (Masicytes).


Poids très léger.

Historical background


(Second - first century BC)

Masicytes was the central mountainous region of Lycia south east of Xanthos. Myra was the federal capital of the Lycian League and principal place Masicytes transmitter. Myra is mentioned by Strabo among the six major cities of Lycia. The city took its name from the eponymous river Myros and was located at its mouth by the sea The city, an important economic point of view does not seem monetarily known before 168 BC His coinage lasted until Third century AD.

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