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Live auction - bgr_548923 - MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Hemiobole

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:17:38
Type : Hemiobole
Date: c. 480-450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cyzique, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 0,38 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan irrégulier bien centré à l’usure superficielle. Belle patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé de sanglier bondissant à gauche, derrière, un thon.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête de lion à gauche, la gueule béante dans un carré creux ; au-dessus, une croisette globulée ou une fleur.


Le poids moyen de ces hemioboles s’établit à 0,35 g. Au droit, sur cet exemplaire, le thon est bien visible derrière le protomé de sanglier.

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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