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E-auction 528-446084 - bgr_835592 - MYSIA – KYZIKOS / CYZICUS Unité

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Estimate : 60 €
Price : 9 €
Maximum bid : 9 €
End of the sale : 29 May 2023 14:02:40
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 200 AC
Mint name / Town : Cyzique, Mysie
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 14,69 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure importante mais exemplaire bien identifiable. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Perséphone à droite, couronnée d’épis, les cheveux dans un sphendoné.


Reverse description : Trépied.
Reverse legend : KUXI/KHNWN.
Reverse translation : (Cyzique).

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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