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E-auction 400-312267 - bgr_627989 - MYSIA - GAMBRION Unité

MYSIA - GAMBRION Unité XF
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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 42 €
Maximum bid : 56 €
End of the sale : 14 December 2020 14:04:30
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 350-250 AC.
Mint name / Town : Gambrion, Mysie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,82 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belle tête d’Apollon. Revers de frappe un peu molle. Patine marron foncé granuleuse au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d'Apollon à droite, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque.

Reverse


Reverse description : Astre à douze rayons.
Reverse legend : G/A/M.
Reverse translation : (Gambrion).

Commentary


Type inhabituel. Dans la collection du Cabinet des médailles de la BnF, il y quatorze pièces de ce type ce qui constitue un ensemble exceptionnel.

Historical background


Mysia - GAMBRION

(IV - III century BC)

We have little information on this island city, not far from Pergamon, the first coinage seems to start at the beginning of the fourth century BC with Gorgion, dynast to 399 BC reported by Xenophon, Hellenic (III. 1.6).

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