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E-auction 66-31415 - bgr_330650 - THRACE - APOLLONIA PONTICA Pointe de flèche

THRACE - APOLLONIA PONTICA Pointe de flèche AU
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NO BUYER'S FEE.
Estimate : 95 €
Price : 56 €
Maximum bid : 56 €
End of the sale : 21 July 2014 15:00:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Pointe de flèche
Date: c. 500-400 AC.
Mint name / Town : Apollonia Pontica, Thrace
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 39 mm
Weight : 5,91 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de haut relief, régulier. Jolie patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Pointe de flèche monétiforme.

Reverse


Commentary


Poids léger. Signe prémonétaire coulé. les auteurs du SNG. de la collection Stancomb de la Mer Noire et de sa région assignent ces signes pré ou para-monétaires à Apollonia Pontica où elles ont été trouvées dans la région. Huit exemplaires sont publiés (WSC. 22 à 29 avec des poids compris entre 0,89 g et 4,03 g. Mais deux autres exemplaires sont attribués à l’atelier d’Istros (WSC. 128 et 129 avec des poids de 4,15 g et de 3,15 g).

Historical background


Thrace - Apollonia PONTICA

(Fifth 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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