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Live auction - bgr_649589 - THRACE - APOLLONIA PONTICA Diobole

THRACE - APOLLONIA PONTICA Diobole AU
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Type : Diobole
Date: c. 410/404 - 341/323 AC.
Mint name / Town : Apollonia Pontica, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 12 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,20 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée avec quelques faiblesses. Joli portrait d’Apollon. Tréflage au revers. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Apollon de face.

Reverse


Reverse legend : A DANS LE CHAMP À GAUCHE.
Reverse description : Ancre renversée, cantonnée d’une écrevisse à dans le champ à droite, tournée à gauche.
Reverse legend : SW.

Commentary


Au revers, le mollusque, décrit comme une écrevisse, est incertain. Sur cet exemplaire, la tête de Méduse bien que saisissante semble remplacée par une tête d’Apollon.

Historical background


Thrace - Apollonia PONTICA

(Fourth century BC)

Apollonia Pontica, located on the Black Sea was a Milesian colony. The city was famous for its Apollo and his colossal statue, the work of Kalamis temple. When Lucullus captured the city in 73 BC, he carry the statue of the god in Rome.

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