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Live auction - bgr_618808 - THRACE - MESEMBRIA Diobole

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Type : Diobole
Date: c. 350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Messembria, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 10,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,23 g.
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire, idéalement centré au droit mais légèrement décentré au revers. Superbe casque finement détaillé. Patine grise
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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