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Live auction - bgr_810809 - MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Hecté d’électrum

MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Hecté d’électrum AU
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Estimate : 900 €
Price : 460 €
Maximum bid : 460 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2023 14:18:07
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Hecté d’électrum
Date: c. 500-460 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cyzique, Mysie
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 10 mm
Weight : 2,65 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan court, bien centré. Joli chien. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P.-R. B


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Chien s’apprêtant à bondir placé au-dessus d’un thon.


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

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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