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Live auction - bgr_704375 - MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Tétradrachme

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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 300 AC
Mint name / Town : Mysie, Cyzique
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,33 g.
Rarity : R3
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan centré des deux côtés. Léger écrasement des deux côtés. Très bel Apollon. Monnaie légèrement nettoyée. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Provient d'une vente Münzen Medaillen 48 n° 1177


Obverse description : Tête de Perséphone à gauche, voilée, couronnée avec des épis.
Obverse legend : SWTEIRA.


Reverse description : Apollon citharède nu jusqu’à la ceinture assis à gauche sur l’omphalos, les pieds posés sur un thon, tenant le plectrum de la main droite tendue et une grande lyre de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : K-U/X-I.


Poids léger. C’est la première fois que nous présentons ce type à la vente ! .

Historical background

Mysia - Cyzicus

(390-330 BC)

Cyzicus, a colony of Miletus founded in the eighth century BC, is placed 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. After a rare issue with the effigy of the satrap Pharnabaze to 395-394 BC, the mint with the portrait of Korah began around 390 BC and ended with the arrival of Alexander the Great Asia Minor. The city was supposed to be the place where Persephone was abducted by Hades.

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