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E-auction 587-544384 - bgr_720931 - TROAS - ABYDOS Demi-unité

TROAS - ABYDOS Demi-unité XF
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 31 €
End of the sale : 15 July 2024 14:00:00
bidders : 9 bidders
Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 340-300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Abydos, Troade
Metal : copper
Diameter : 19,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 5,84 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée à l’usure régulière. Joli revers. Patine verte
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche.
Reverse legend : ABU.
Reverse translation : (d’Abydos).


Représentation inhabituelle de l’aigle au revers.

Historical background


(4th - 3rd century BC)

Abydos, located on the Hellespont, opposite Sestos, was a colony of Miletus. The city is supposed to have been a center of emission very early from the end of the 6th century BC. At the end of the first Macedonian war, Abydos would have been declared a free city (Livy XXXIII. 30). But in fact, it was certainly after the Peace of Apamea in 188 BC that Abydos, like the other cities of Asia Minor, became independent. Abydos retains some importance under Roman rule because of its geographical position at the entrance to the Straits.

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