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E-auction 326-241790 - MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Hemiobole

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 49 €
Maximum bid : 54 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2019 14:02:30
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Hemiobole
Date: c. 450-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cyzique, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 8 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 0,30 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court mais bien centré. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Attis à gauche, coiffé du bonnet phrygien .


Reverse description : Tête de taureau à droite.
Reverse legend : KUZI.
Reverse translation : (de Cyzique).


C’est la première fois que nous présentons cet exemplaire 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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