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E-auction 587-544389 - bgr_721007 - THRACE - THRACIAN CHERSONESE - CHERRONESOS Hemidrachme ou tetrobole

THRACE - THRACIAN CHERSONESE - CHERRONESOS Hemidrachme ou tetrobole XF
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Estimate : 150 €
Price : 38 €
Maximum bid : 38 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2024 14:01:40
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Hemidrachme ou tetrobole
Date: c. 350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cardia, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,38 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli lion. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Carré creux quadripartite avec deux sections en creux et deux sections en relief, orné d’un globule, d’une lettre et d’un objet.

Historical background


THRACE - THRACIAN CHERSONESE - CHERRONESOS

(4th century BC)

Cherronesos seems to have been located at the entrance to the Propontis on the Isthmus of the Cherchonese of Thrace. It seems that this region can be identified with the city of Cardia and its surroundings. Cardia, an important city, was founded by Milesian settlers. The city was finally destroyed by Lysimachus in 309 BC before being rebuilt under the name of Lysimacheia. The city controlled the trade that passed through the region between the Aegean Sea and Pont-Euxin.

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