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E-auction 197-126984 - MYSIA - ADRAMYTTIUM Unité

MYSIA - ADRAMYTTIUM Unité VF/XF
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Estimate : 115 €
Price : 52 €
Maximum bid : 150 €
End of the sale : 23 January 2017 14:04:00
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 120-80 AC.
Mint name / Town : Adramytium, Mysie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 7,41 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais, fortement décentré au droit sur la tête d’Apollon à l’usure importante. Très joli revers. Sans patine
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en mars 1987

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à gauche, les cheveux longs tombant sur le cou.

Reverse


Reverse description : Corne d’abondance (cornucopiae) entourée des bonnets des Dioscures surmontés d’une étoile ; monogramme dans le champ inférieur gauche.
Reverse legend : ADRA-MU/THNWN/ (CIRW).
Reverse translation : (Adramytium).

Commentary


Pour ce type, nous avons deux monogrammes différents (SNG. France 5/ 14 et SNG. France 5/ 15-19) auquel appartient notre exemplaire.

Historical background


Mysia - ADRAMYTIUM

(Fourth - first century BC)

Adramytium Adramys was founded by the brother of Croesus, king of Lydia. The city was located in the Gulf of the same name on the coast northwest of Pergamon.

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