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E-auction 480-391160 - MYSIA – PARION / PARIUM Trihemidrachme

MYSIA – PARION / PARIUM Trihemidrachme VF
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Type : Trihemidrachme
Date: c. 480 AC.
Mint name / Town : Parium , Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 11,5 mm
Weight : 3,01 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré. Usure importante mais régulière. Patine grise


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Gorgone archaïque vu de face (Gorgoneion).


Reverse description : Carré creux avec motif cruciforme évidé centré d’un globule.

Historical background

Mysia - Parium

(Fifth 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. His coinage at the head of the Gorgon began in the early fifth century BC In the following century, the Gorgon went right at the back. It normally adorned aegis of Athena and was supposed to petrify any enemy who dared to face.

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