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bgr_688893 - THRACE - MESEMBRIA Unité

THRACE - MESEMBRIA Unité XF
80.00 €(Approx. 90.40$ | 67.20£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 250-175 AC.
Mint name / Town : Messembria, Thrace
Metal : bronze
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 1 h.
Weight : 5,34 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Flan large, centré des deux côtés. Faiblesse au revers. Joli portrait. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


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


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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