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Live auction - bgr_532939 - MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Hecté d’électrum

MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Hecté d’électrum AU
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2019/06/04 14:00:00
bgr_532939
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Type : Hecté d’électrum
Date: c. 500-460 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cyzique, Mysie
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 10 mm
Weight : 2,54 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan ovale bien centré. Très belle représentation au droit. Jolie patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de lion à gauche ; derrière un thon posé verticalement.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Carré creux quadripartite.

Commentary


Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le proposons à la vente.

Historical background


Mysia - Cyzicus

(Sixth - fifth century BC)

Cyzicus, a colony of Miletus founded in the eighth century BC, is located on the Propontis on the Arktonnesos island. Its political and economic situation was predominant between the Euxine and Aegean controlling the Propontis at the mouth of the Hellespont. Coinage began in the late seventh century BC An important electrum coinage was struck between 600 and 330 BC with tuna as a symbol.

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