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bgr_534322 - THRACE - ISTROS Drachme

THRACE - ISTROS Drachme AU
350.00 €(Approx. 388.50$ | 318.50£)
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 400-350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Istros, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 18 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,42 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Belles têtes au droit. Revers de style fin. Très jolie patine de médaillier avec des reflets mordorés irisés
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/ A.
Reverse translation : (Ister).

Commentary


Poids 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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