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bgr_614907 - MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Hemi-hecté d’électrum

MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Hemi-hecté d’électrum AU
650.00 €(Approx. 760.50$ | 559.00£)
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Type : Hemi-hecté d’électrum
Date: c. 500-460 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cyzique, Mysie
Metal : electrum
Diameter : 8,5 mm
Weight : 1,26 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée. Chien de haut-relief, finement détaillé. Patine de collection
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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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