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E-auction 558-491888 - bgr_874631 - THRACE - AINOS Bronze

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Estimate : 180 €
Price : 36 €
Maximum bid : 36 €
End of the sale : 25 December 2023 14:03:00
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Bronze
Date: c. 400-342 AC.
Mint name / Town : Aenos
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 10 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,10 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée des deux côtés à l’usure régulière. Joli portraits d’Hermès. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d'Hermès à droite, coiffée du pétase sans bord, orné d'un grènetis, les cheveux flottant en mèches courtes.


Reverse description : Caducée.
Reverse legend : A-I/N-I.

Historical background


(405-357 BC)

Aenos (Ænos) was located at the mouth of the Hebros (Hebres) and controlled maritime traffic on the course of the river. It was a powerful and flourishing commercial city which experienced its greatest expansion in the 5th century BC. After the Persian Wars, it entered the Athenian orbit from 474 BC. amounted to 10-12 talents on the occasion of the Athenian expedition to Sicily. It seems to have regained its independence from 405-404 BC at the time of the fall of Athens and the tyranny of the Thirty. From 357 BC, it fell into the hands of Philip II of Macedon as Amphipolis. After the death of Alexander III the Great, Lysimachus set up a royal mint there..

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