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Live auction - bgr_554980 - PAPHLAGONIA - CROMNA Tetrobole

PAPHLAGONIA - CROMNA Tetrobole MS/AU
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Type : Tetrobole
Date: c. 350-300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cromna
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,56 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan court, bien centré des deux côtés. Très joli portrait de Zeus. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant du stock de Vigne (1978)

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Zeus à gauche.

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête tourelée de Tyché (ou Héra) à gauche, surmontée d’un croissant renversé ; un monogramme sous le menton.
Reverse legend : KROMNA/ S.
Reverse translation : (Cromna).

Historical background


Paphlagonia - Cromna

(Fourth century BC)

The exact position is not known Cromna. It was located on the coast bathing Euxine near Amastris and Sesamos. The mint does not seem to start before 330 BC The city was abandoned around 300 BC to form the new city with inhabitants Amastris Sesamos and Cytoros.

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