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E-auction 528-446077 - bgr_835502 - MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Hemiobole

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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 52 €
Maximum bid : 65 €
End of the sale : 29 May 2023 14:00:20
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Hemiobole
Date: c. 480-450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cyzique, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 0,40 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli revers, finement détaillé. Patine grise
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.

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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