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Live auction - bgr_427416 - MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Trihemiobole

MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Trihemiobole AU
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 26 July 2022 14:14:00
Type : Trihemiobole
Date: c. 480-450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cyzique, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,16 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés. Sanglier légèrement stylise. Revers finement détaillé bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé de sanglier bondissant à gauche ; derrière, un thon, timbré d’une H sur l’encolure.

Reverse


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête de lion, la gueule béante dans un carré creux.

Commentary


C’est la première fois que nous proposons ce type à la vente qui semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

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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