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E-auction 27-8446 - THRACE - KINGDOM OF TYLIS - KAVAROS Unité

THRACE - KINGDOM OF TYLIS - KAVAROS Unité XF
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Estimate : 195 €
Price : 62 €
Maximum bid : 63 €
End of the sale : 21 October 2013 15:02:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Unité
Date: c. 225-218 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cabyle, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,70 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et ovale, légèrement bombé, bien centré des deux côtés avec le grènetis bien visible au droit. Beau portrait. Frappe un peu molle au revers. Patine verte granuleuse
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Niké (Victoria debout à gauche, les ailes déployées, tenant une courone de la main droite, placée au-dessus du nom du roi et une palme de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : BASILEWS/ KAUAROU/ (KTH).
Reverse translation : (du roi Cavarus).

Commentary


Poids très léger.

Historical background


Thrace - KINGDOM OF Tylis - CAVARUS

(Ie 225-/220-218 BC)

The first indications of the Kingdom of Tylis back to the early third century BC The last king was Cavarus (230-218 BC). Cavaros was a Celtic king and he is quoted by Polybius in the History, IV, 46. Byzantium paid tribute to the Kingdom of Tylis between 3,000 and 24,000 gold staters (80 talents). Cavarus settled a dispute between Byzantium and the king of Bithynia, Prusias. The kingdom of Tylis finally fell under the blows of Thracians and was anénanti.

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