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E-auction 587-544404 - bgr_823518 - THRACE - APOLLONIA PONTICA Unité

THRACE - APOLLONIA PONTICA Unité XF
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 15 €
Maximum bid : 15 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2024 14:06:40
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 400-350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Apollonia Pontica, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 12,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,74 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée. Portrait agréable. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : A DANS LE CHAMP À GAUCHE.
Reverse description : Ancre renversée, cantonnée d’une écrevisse et d’un A.
Reverse legend : DIXA-LKIH.

Historical background


THRACE - APOLLONIA PONTICA

(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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