+ Filters
New Search
Available Exact wording Only in the title

E-auction 212-138528 - bgr_428144 - THRACE - MESEMBRIA Unité

You must signin and be an approved bidder to bid, LOGIN TO BID. Accounts are subject to approval and the approval process takes place within 48 hours. Do not wait until the day a sale closes to register. Clicking on « bid » constitutes acceptance of the terms of use of cgb.fr private e-auctions. Bids must be placed in whole Euro amounts only. The sale will start closing at the time stated on the item description; any bids received at the site after the closing time will not be executed. Transmission times may vary and bids could be rejected if you wait until the last second. For further information ckeck the E-auctions F.A.Q.

Estimate : 150 €
Price : 115 €
Maximum bid : 115 €
End of the sale : 08 May 2017 14:02:00
bidders : 11 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 250-175 AC.
Mint name / Town : Messembria, Thrace
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,16 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large, parfaitement centré des deux côtés. Beau portrait d’Apollon. Revers bien venu à la frappe. Très belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la vente Elsen 81 du 11 septembre 2004, n° 95


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête diadémée d’Apollon à droite, les cheveux longs, tombant sur la nuque.


Reverse description : Athéna Alkidémos debout à gauche, casquée, vêtue du chiton, brandissant une javeline de la main droite et un bouclier de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, un bouclier macédonien.
Reverse legend : MESAM/BRIANWN.
Reverse translation : (de Messembria).

Historical background


(3rd - 2nd century BC)

Messembria was an important colony of Megara, founded around 510 BC. It was located on Pont-Euxin, bordered by the Black Sea, north of Apollonia Pontica. Port Thrace, it welcomed refugees from Byzantium and Calchedonia during the Ionian revolt against Darius at the beginning of the 5th century BC. The name of the city itself means (south = meshmbria in Greek). Messembria worshiped the solar Apollo of Megara, its metropolis. The city was conquered by the Romans in 72 BC.

cgb.fr uses cookies to guarantee a better user experience and to carry out statistics of visits.
To remove the banner, you must accept or refuse their use by clicking on the corresponding buttons.