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Live auction - bgr_544023 - MYSIA – PARION / PARIUM Hemidrachme

MYSIA – PARION / PARIUM Hemidrachme XF
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bgr_544023
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Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Parium, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 2,20 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire bien centré au droit, légèrement décentré au revers. Monnaie agréable, notamment la tête de Gorgone. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Bœuf debout à gauche, tournant la tête à droite, monogramme entre les pattes.
Obverse legend : [P-A]-RI.
Obverse translation : (Parium).

Reverse


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

Commentary


Poids léger.
Le monnayage de Parium (Parion) débute au Ve siècle avant J.-C. Un siècle plus tard, nous avons d’importantes émissions d’hemidrachmes avec le bœuf au droit et le gorgonéion au revers associés à de nombreux symboles monétaires.

Historical background


Mysia - Parium

(Fourth century BC)

Parium located beachfront on the Propontis, at the mouth of the Hellespont between Lampsacus and Priapos, was an important and flourishing port. The city was founded in 710 BC and enjoyed its greatest period of development in the fourth century BC.

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