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Live auction - bgr_892757 - THRACE - ISTROS Drachme

THRACE - ISTROS Drachme AU
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Estimate : 480 €
Price : 281 €
Maximum bid : 330 €
End of the sale : 09 April 2024 14:09:39
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 400-350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Istros
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 5,51 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan légèrement décentré au revers. Superbe aigle, finement détaillé. Patine grise avec de légers reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Historical background


THRACE - ISTROS

(4th - 2nd century BC)

Istros, a Milesian colony, located equidistant from Callatis and the mouths of the Danube, is in Lower Moesia. The Greek name gave 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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