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Live auction - bgr_504957 - THRACE - ISTROS Drachme

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Estimate : 280 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 October 2018 14:04:30
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 400-350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Istros, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 4,70 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré à l’usure régulière. Patine grise superficielle. A été nettoyé anciennement
Catalogue references :


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


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


Poids très léger.

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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