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E-auction 480-391159 - MYSIA – LAMPSAKOS / LAMPSACUS Trihemiobole

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Type : Trihemiobole
Date: c. 480-450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Lampsaque, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,29 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, ovale, centré. Belle tête janiforme. Usure très importante au revers. Patine grise


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête féminine janiforme, coiffée de la taenia avec boucle d’oreille et collier.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête d’Athéna à gauche, coiffée d’un casque corinthien dans les restes d’un carré creux.

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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