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E-auction 325-241076 - THRACE - AINOS Unité

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Estimate : 125 €
Price : 53 €
Maximum bid : 53 €
End of the sale : 08 July 2019 14:02:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 200-100 AC.
Mint name / Town : Aenos, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 8,02 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Flan légèrement décentré. Joli portrait de Poséidon. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête barbue de Poséidon (Neptune) à droite, coiffé de la taenia.


Reverse description : Hermès (Mercure) nu, debout à gauche, coiffé du pétase, tenant une bourse de la main droite et un caducée ailé de la main gauche ; à ses pieds à gauche, un coq tourné à gauche.
Reverse legend : AINI-WN.
Reverse translation : (d’Aenos).

Historical background

Thrace - AENOS

(Second - first century BC)

Aenos (aenos) was located at the mouth of the Hebros (the Hèbres) and controlled the river traffic on the river. It was a powerful and flourishing commercial city which enjoyed its greatest expansion in the fifth century BC After the Persian Wars, she entered the Athenian orbit from 474 BC His tribute s' amounted to 10-12 talents on the occasion of the Athenian expedition to Sicily. She seems to have regained its independence from 405 to 404 BC when the fall of Athens and the tyranny of the Thirty. From 357 BC, it fell into the hands of Philip II of Macedonia as Amphipolis. After the death of Alexander III the Great, Lysimachus installed a royal mint..

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