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bgr_715596 - SARMATIA - OLBIA Unité

SARMATIA - OLBIA Unité XF
120.00 €(Approx. 130.80$ | 99.60£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 300-200 AC.
Mint name / Town : Istros, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 3,22 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Joli portrait. Une faiblesse au revers. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée de Déméter à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Aigle volant à gauche attaquant un dauphin.
Reverse legend : OLBIO/ ISTR.
Reverse translation : (Olbia).

Commentary


Typologie inhabituelle.

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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