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bgr_692665 - MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Hemiobole

MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Hemiobole XF
180.00 €(Approx. 208.80$ | 151.20£)
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Type : Hemiobole
Date: c. 450-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cyzique, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 6,5 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 0,27 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire centré. Joli sanglier. Fine usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé de sanglier à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Deux thons nageant dans des directions opposées.

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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