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Live auction - bgr_609206 - THRACE - MESEMBRIA Diobole

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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 180 €
Maximum bid : 180 €
End of the sale : 28 July 2020 14:06:38
bidders : 2 bidders
Type : Diobole
Date: c. 350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Messembria, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,25 g.
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan court, légèrement décentré au revers. Très beau casque corinthien. Patine grise de collection
Catalogue references :


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


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

Historical background

Thrace - Messembria

(Fourth 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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