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Live auction - bgr_655530 - THRACE - APOLLONIA PONTICA Drachme

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Estimate : 300 €
Price : 430 €
Maximum bid : 440 €
End of the sale : 27 April 2021 14:19:19
bidders : 6 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


(4th century BC)

Apollonia Pontica, located on Pont-Euxin was a Milesian colony. The city was famous for its temple of Apollo and its colossal statue, the work of Kalamis. When Lucullus captured the city in 73 BC, he had the statue of the god transported to Rome.

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