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Live auction - bgr_462512 - THRACE - ISTROS Drachme

THRACE - ISTROS Drachme XF
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Estimate : 550 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 January 2018 14:04:00
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 400-350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Istros, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 4,82 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré. Belle tête des Disocures. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Jolie patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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

Commentary


Nous sommes bien en présence d’une drachme d’étalon persique alors que l’exemplaire décrit dans la collection Stancomb (WSC. n° 148) est d’étalon éginétique.

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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