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bgr_863663 - SCYTHIA - OLBIA Unité

SCYTHIA - OLBIA Unité XF
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 160-150 AC
Mint name / Town : Olbia, Scythia
Metal : copper
Diameter : 9,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,42 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan globulaire à l’usure régulière. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire a été acquis en 2011

Obverse


Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droit.

Reverse


Reverse description : Dauphin nageant à droite surmonté d’un grain d’orge.
Reverse legend : OLBIO.
Reverse translation : (Olbia).

Commentary


Sur cet exemplaire, le dauphin ressemble plus à un beluga.

Historical background


SCYTHIA - OLBIA

(4th - 3rd century BC).

Olbia as Istros (Istrus) was a Milesian colony, located not far from Borysthenes and Hypanis on Pontus Euxin, equidistant from Tyra and Panticapaeum on the Chersonese of Thrace. Its prosperity came from its strategic geographical position between the Scythian tribes and Pont-Euxin. It experienced its greatest economic expansion in the Hellenistic period. It was finally taken by the barbarians in the 3rd century AD.

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