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E-auction 196-125915 - MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Tetartemorion

MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Tetartemorion VF/VG
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 7 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 16 January 2017 14:00:30
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Tetartemorion
Date: c. 480-450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cyzique, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 6,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,18 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire à l’usure très importante, identifiable. Flan taché
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête de lion, la gueule béante dans un carré creux ; petit k renversé au-dessus de la tête du lion.

Commentary


Il s’agit d’un tetartemorion (quart d’obole) dont le poids moyen serait de 0,20 g. C’est peut-être la plus petite dénomination frappée pour 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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