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Live auction - bgr_810833 - THRACE - ISTROS Drachme

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Estimate : 600 €
Price : 640 €
Maximum bid : 640 €
End of the sale : 07 March 2023 14:06:36
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 400-350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Istros, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 16,5 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 5,82 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan court, centré. Superbes têtes au droit, finement détaillées. Patine grise
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P.-R. B


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Deux têtes masculines et imberbes opposées.


Reverse description : Aigle volant à gauche attaquant un dauphin.
Reverse legend : ISTRIH/ (ARC) / D.
Reverse translation : (Ister).

Historical background

Thrace - ISTROS

(Fourth century BC)

Istros, Milesian colony, located equidistant from Callatis and mouths of the Danube, is in Lower Moesia. The Greek name was given its Latin name to the Danube (Danuvius). The two juvenile heads, comparable to the Dioscuri (Gemini), represent the mouths of the Danube (Ister).

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