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E-auction 519-433605 - bgr_726908 - MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Tétradrachme

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 311 €
Maximum bid : 500 €
End of the sale : 27 March 2023 14:01:40
bidders : 12 bidders
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


(390-330 BC)

Cyzicus, a colony of Miletus founded in the 8th century BC, is placed on the Propontis on the island of Arktonnesos. Its political and economic situation was preponderant between Pont-Euxin and the Aegean Sea by controlling the Propontis at the outlet of the Hellespont. Coinage began at the end of the 7th century BC. An important coinage of electrum was minted between 600 and 330 BC with the tuna as its symbol. After an extremely rare issue with the effigy of the satrap Pharnabaze around 395-394 BC, the coinage with the portrait of Koré began around 390 BC and ended with the arrival of Alexander the Great in Asia Minor. The city was supposed to be the place where Persephone was abducted by Hades.

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