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bgr_309097 - MYSIA – PARION / PARIUM Trihemidrachme

MYSIA – PARION / PARIUM Trihemidrachme XF
250.00 €(Approx. 295.00$ | 212.50£)
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Type : Trihemidrachme
Date: c. 480 AC.
Mint name / Town : Parium , Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 3,31 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan globulaire, bien centré au droit, légèrement décentré sur le carré creux au revers. Très belle représentation archaïque du Gorgoneion. Patine gris foncé de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de la Banque Populaire du Nord (Yves Cellard) en 1979 et de la collection du docteur Thierry de Craeker

Obverse


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

Reverse


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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