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Live auction - bgr_927682 - MYSIA – PARION / PARIUM Hemidrachme

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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 200 €
Maximum bid : 200 €
End of the sale : 09 July 2024 14:08:10
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Parium, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,35 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Magnifique tête de Gorgone, finement détaillé. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse description : Bœuf debout à gauche, tournant la tête à droite, posé sur un épi de blé couché, tourné à droite.
Obverse legend : PA/RI.
Obverse translation : (Parium).


Reverse description : Tête de Gorgone de face, la chevelure stylisée, la bouche ouverte, la langue pendante.

Historical background


(4th century BC)

Parium, located by the sea on the Propontis, at the mouth of the Hellespont between Lampsaque and Priapos, was an important and flourishing port. The city was founded in 710 BC and experienced its greatest period of development in the 4th century BC.

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