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bgr_766778 - THRACE - ODESSOS Tétradrachme

THRACE - ODESSOS Tétradrachme MS
1 300.00 €(Approx. 1417.00$ | 1092.00£)
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Type : Tétradrachme
Date: c. 280-200 AC.
Mint name / Town : Odessos, Thrace
Metal : silver
Diameter : 32 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 16,55 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Magnifique exemplaire sur un flan large, centré des deux côtés. Superbe revers, finement détaillé. Belle patine grise avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe d'Héraklès à droite, coiffée de la léonté.

Reverse


Reverse description : Zeus aétophore trônant à gauche sur un siège, tenant un aigle de la main droite et un sceptre long de la main gauche ; dans le champ à gauche, monogramme.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS// ALEXANDROU/ (HDQ).
Reverse translation : (Du roi Alexandre).

Commentary


Type civique frappé dans le premier quart du IIIe siècle avant J.-C.

Historical background


THRACE - ODESSOS

(3rd - 1st century BC)

Osupers was a Milesiac colony, placed on the banks of the Pont-Euxin. It had an independent coinage from the end of the 2nd century BC but most of its coins are tetradrachms imitating those of Alexander the Great which were minted in the course of the 3rd century and then during the reign of Mithridates VI (120-63 AC.). The coinage seems to be interrupted then to resume in the imperial period.

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