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Live auction - bgr_431946 - MYSIA – PARION / PARIUM Trihemidrachme

MYSIA – PARION / PARIUM Trihemidrachme AU
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Estimate : 450 €
Price : 280 €
Maximum bid : 280 €
End of the sale : 01 August 2017 14:13:53
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Trihemidrachme
Date: c. 480 AC.
Mint name / Town : Parium , Mysie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12 mm
Weight : 3,18 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Joli droit avec une tête de Gorgone saisissante. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

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.

Commentary


Style archaïque prononcé, présentant un gorgoneion très particulier.

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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