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Live auction - bgr_778016 - THRACE - THRACIAN CHERSONESE - CHERRONESOS Hemidrachme ou tetrobole

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Estimate : 400 €
Price : 210 €
Maximum bid : 250 €
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:03:20
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Hemidrachme ou tetrobole
Date: c. 350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cardia, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 13 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 2,33 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan idéalement centrée. Joli protomé de lion, finement détaillé. Patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Protomé de lion bondissant à droite, tournant la tête à gauche.


Reverse description : Carré creux quadripartite avec deux sections en creux et deux sections en relief, orné d’un monogramme, surmonté d’un globule et d’une massue accolée d’un globule.
Reverse legend : (AG).

Historical background


(Fourth century BC)

Cherronesos seems to have been located at the entrance of the Propontis on the isthmus of Cherchonèse Thrace. It seems that this region can be identified with the city of Cardia and its Perea. Cardia important city was founded by Milesian colonists. The city was finally destroyed by Lysimachus in 309 BC and rebuilt under the name Lysimacheia. The city controlled the trade transiting in the region between the Aegean Sea and the Black Sea.

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