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bgr_546590 - THRACE - KALLATIS Tetrobole

THRACE - KALLATIS Tetrobole AU/XF
220.00 €(Approx. 239.80$ | 182.60£)
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Type : Tetrobole
Date: c. 281-250 AC.
Mint name / Town : Callatis, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,41 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan court et bien centré. Beau portrait d’Héraklès ainsi qu’un joli revers, bien lisible, à l’usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection S. Pozzi et de la vente Leu Numismatik web-auction 7, lot n° 98

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d’Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Arc et son goryte, massue et épi de blé sur sa branche, posés horizontalement.
Reverse legend : KALLA.

Historical background


Thrace - callatis

(III - Ist century BC)

Callatis located in Moesia LOWER was a colony of Heraclea Pontus, located forty kilometers from Tomis. Lucullus seized Callatis in 72 BC and ended the minting of the city.

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