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Live auction - bgr_463744 - MYSIA – LAMPSAKOS / LAMPSACUS Trihemiobole ou quart de drachme

MYSIA – LAMPSAKOS / LAMPSACUS Trihemiobole ou quart de drachme AU
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Type : Trihemiobole ou quart de drachme
Date: c. 390-330 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lampsaque
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,16 g.
Rarity : INÉDIT
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan, légèrement décentré au droit, parfaitement centré au revers. Belle tête au droit. Le protomé de Pégase est particulièrement bien venu au revers. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée masculine (Apollon) à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Protomé de Pégase à droite ; un astre sous le poitrail.
Reverse legend : L-AM.
Reverse translation : (Lampsaque).

Commentary


Ce différent ne semble pas avoir été signalé dans les principaux ouvrages de référence. l’astre (étoile) semble avoir quatorze rais. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. Manque aux principales collections. C’est la première fois que nous le proposons à la vente.

Historical background


Mysia - Lampsacus

(Ve - fourth century BC)

Lampsacus, at the entrance of the Hellespont, was a Phoenician colony. Permanent stake in the rivalry between the Greeks and Persians, Lampsacus entered the Delian confederacy after the battle of Mycale in 479 BC It was detached from the Athenian guardianship in 412 BC, but was recovery. Between the fall of Athens in 404 BC and the Battle of Cnidus in 394 BC, then the peace of Antalcidas in 387 BC, the city often changed sides from of Greek influence that the great king and his satraps. In 334, the arrival of Alexander the Great, the city was spared although favorable to Darius III Codoman with Memnon, despot of the city. The city enjoyed great prosperity during the Hellenistic period.

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