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bgr_374449 - MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Obole

MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Obole AU
160.00 €(Approx. 188.80$ | 136.00£)
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Type : Obole
Date: c. 450-420 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cyzique, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 0,81 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier. Très joli droit de haut relief. Revers de style fin. Patine de collection ancienne, légèrement granuleuse au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : K RETROGRADE.
Reverse description : Tête de lion, la gueule béante dans un carré creux.
Reverse translation : (Cyzique).

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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