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E-auction 77-38083 - LYDIA - SAÏTTA Diassaria

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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 20 €
End of the sale : 06 October 2014 16:12:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Diassaria
Date: c. 193-235
Mint name / Town : Saïtta, Lydie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,45 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré des deux côtés avec les grènetis visibles. Belle tête d’Héraklès. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Buste imberbe d’Héraklès, la léonté nouée sous le cou.


Reverse description : Héraklès (Hercule) nu debout à droite, tournant la tête à gauche, tenant la léonté de la main gauche et s’appuyant de la main droite sur sa massue.
Reverse legend : SAITTH-NWN.
Reverse translation : (de Saitta).


Monnayage civique frappé sous les Sévères.

Historical background

LYDIE - Saitta

(Third century AD)

Saitta is associated with modern Sidas Kale, in the valley of Hyllus (Ilgi-Chai), a tributary of the Hermus. This river had its source near Mount Temnus after receiving the waters of the Lycus and before emptying into those of the Hermus few kilometers before Magnesia Sipylus. The currencies of the city's two rivers report Hyllos which changed name under Eumenes II to become the Phrygius and later still Glaucus. The city was an important coinage between Marcus Aurelius and Gallienus.

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