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Live auction - bgr_532940 - MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Hecté d’électrum

MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Hecté d’électrum AU
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Type : Hecté d’électrum
Date: c. 530-475 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, un peu court. Jolie représentation inhabituelle du droit. Jolie patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Éphèbe (héros) imberbe et nu, à demi-agenouillé à gauche, tenant un thon par la queue de la main droite, la main gauche tendue.

Reverse


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

Commentary


Type particulier recensé dans la collection Rosen.

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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