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Live auction - bgr_465665 - THRACE - BYZANTION Tétradrachme

THRACE - BYZANTION Tétradrachme AU/XF
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Estimate : 920 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 06 March 2018 14:13:29
Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 265-260 AC.
Mint name / Town : Byzance, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 31,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,93 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan très large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête de Lysimaque. Joli revers à l’usure superficielle. Magnifique patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés et bleutés irisés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d'Alexandre le Grand sous les traits de Zeus-Ammon, cornu et diadémé à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Athéna nicéphore assise à gauche sur un trône, tenant une petite Niké de la main droite qui couronne le nom de Lysimaque et le coude gauche reposant sur un bouclier orné d'un masque de lion ; un monogramme dans le champ à gauche entre le nom du roi et Athéna ; deux lettres à l’exergue.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ LUSIMACOU/ (ATIO)/ QE, (Bsilews Lusimacou).
Reverse translation : (du roi Lysimaque).

Commentary


Même coin de droit que l’exemplaire du trésor de Meydancikkale (Gülnar II, p. 128, n° 2704, pl. 80).

Historical background


Thrace - BYZANCE

(III - II century BC)

Coining the name and type of Lysimachus

Byzantium, Constantinople and future Istanbul, was founded in 657 BC by settlers from Megaran Central Greece. The city was besieged by Philip II of Macedon in 340/339 BC and found in the part of Lysimachus in the sharing of Alexander's empire. Couroupédion after she regained its independence. Its location at the entrance to the Black Sea at the mouth of the Propontis and its rich fertile plains on the coast ensured him great prosperity. Change the monetary standard in 357 BC seems to indicate a change in trade routes of the city which then turned over to the eastern Mediterranean and Rhodes towards the Black Sea, where the Persian standard was dominant. When the city gets its independence in the early third century, it contains, based on the work of Henri Seyrig, the typology of loosestrife that are slain in the city for over 150 years.

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