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E-auction 419-330678 - bgr_660505 - THRACE - MESEMBRIA Demi-unité

THRACE - MESEMBRIA Demi-unité VF
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Estimate : 80 €
Price : 41 €
Maximum bid : 46 €
End of the sale : 26 April 2021 14:04:00
bidders : 8 bidders
Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 300-250 AC.
Mint name / Town : Messembria, Thrace
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 7 h.
Weight : 2,93 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure régulière. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Casque corinthien à cimier vu de face.

Reverse


Reverse description : Roue à quatre rayons avec moyeu central.
Reverse legend : M/E/T/A.
Reverse translation : (de Messembria).

Commentary


Nous pourrions avoir affaire à une demi-unité.

Historical background


Thrace - Messembria

(III - II century BC)

Messembria was a large colony of Megara, founded around 510 BC It was located on the Black Sea, bordered by the Black Sea, north of Apollonia Pontica. Port Thrace, she welcomed refugees from Byzantium and Calchédoine during the Ionian revolt against Darius in the early fifth century BC The name of the city itself means (lunch = meshmbria in Greek). Messembria worshiped solar Apollo Megara, its metropolis. The city was conquered by the Romans in 72 BC.

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