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Live auction - bgr_638438 - THRACE - APOLLONIA PONTICA Drachme

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Starting price : 150 €
Estimate : 300 €
Price : 245 €
Maximum bid : 250 €
End of the sale : 26 January 2021 14:09:13
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 400-350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Thrace, Apollonia Pontica
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,62 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan court, centré des deux côtés. Jolie tête de Méduse, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête de Méduse de face, entourée de serpents, tirant la langue.


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

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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