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E-auction 381-293878 - SARMATIA - OLBIA Dauphin

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Estimate : 75 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 38 €
End of the sale : 03 August 2020 14:01:00
bidders : 10 bidders
Type : Dauphin
Date: c. 500-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Olbia, Thrace
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Weight : 1,12 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire présentant une fine usure régulière. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.


Ce dauphin est un témoignage à la frontière entre Numismatique et Archéologie. Considéré comme pré-monétaire, ce type d’objet a pu être utilisé par des populations celtes au contact du monde grec à un moment où la monnaie ne s’est pas encore imposée.

Historical background

Sarmatia - Olbia

(Sixth - fifth century BC)

Olbia as Istros (Istrus) was a Milesian colony, located near the Borysthenes and Hypanis on the Euxine, equidistant from Tyra and Panticapaeum the Thracian Chersonese. Its prosperity came from its strategic geographical position between the Scythian tribes and the Euxine. It enjoyed its greatest economic expansion in the Hellenistic period. She was eventually taken by the barbarians in the third century AD.

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