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Live auction - bgr_932965 - THRACE - SESTOS Unité

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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 45 €
Maximum bid : 52 €
End of the sale : 09 July 2024 14:02:00
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Unité
Date: c. 300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sestos, Thrace
Metal : copper
Diameter : 13,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 2,73 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée. Très beau revers, bien venu à la frappe. Joli portrait d’Hermes. Usure régulière. Patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Hermes coiffée du pétase à gauche.


Reverse description : Lyre.
Reverse legend : SHS.
Reverse translation : (Sestus).

Historical background


(4th - 2nd century BC)

Sestus, placed in the Chersonese of Thrace was located at the entrance of the Hellespont in front of Abydos. It was an Aeolian colony founded by Lesbos. This is where Xerxes marched his army from Asia to Europe over a pontoon bridge during the Second Persian War in 480 BC..

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