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bgr_506653 - SARMATIA - OLBIA Unité

SARMATIA - OLBIA Unité VF/XF
250.00 €(Approx. 282.50$ | 225.00£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 210-200 AC.
Mint name / Town : Olbia, Sarmatie
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 7,29 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan épais et irrégulier, bien centré. Joli droit de frappe un peu faible. Beau revers. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête radiée d’Hélios de face.

Reverse


Reverse description : Deux protomés de chevaux opposés.
Reverse legend : OL.
Reverse translation : (Olbia).

Commentary


Typologie inhabituelle. Ce type semble beaucoup plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux. C’est la première fois que nous le proposons à la vente.

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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