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bgr_430756 - MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Trihemiobole

MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Trihemiobole AU/XF
150.00 €(Approx. 165.00$ | 132.00£)
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Type : Trihemiobole
Date: c. 480-450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cyzique, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,11 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier bien centré des deux côtés. Très joli droit. Frappe un peu brouillée au revers. Patine grise superficielle
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.

Commentary


Petit protomé de sanglier ramassé.

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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