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Live auction - bgr_578695 - MYSIA – PARION / PARIUM Tétradrachme

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Starting price : 950 €
Estimate : 1 500 €
Price : 1 700 €
Maximum bid : 1 700 €
End of the sale : 08 September 2020 14:27:19
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 280 AC.
Mint name / Town : Parium, Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 30,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 17,11 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait expressif de toute beauté. Patine grise de médailler
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d'Alexandre le Grand sous les traits de Zeus-Ammon, cornu et diadémé à droite.


Reverse description : Athéna nicéphore assise à gauche sur un trône, tenant une petite Niké de la main droite qui couronne le nom de Lysimaque et le coude gauche reposant sur un bouclier orné d'un masque de lion ; un monogramme dans le champ à gauche entre le nom du roi et Athéna.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ LUSIMACOU/ (PAR)/ (ER), (Bsilews Lusimacou).
Reverse translation : (du roi Lysimaque).


Cette combinaison connue de Müller au XIXe siècle n’est pas reprise dans l’article de M. Thompson ce qui semblerait indiquer un monnayage posthume.

Historical background

Mysia - Parium

(Third century BC)

Autonomous coinage name and type of Lysimachus

The coinage of Lysimachus does not stop at the King's death in 281 BC, but continued to be struck in Thrace and in the workshops of the Black Sea to the first century BC Parium or Parium was founded in 710 BC It was between Cyzicus and Lampsacus at the mouth of the Hellespont on the Propontis.

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