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TROAS - ABYDOS Hemidrachme AU
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Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 340-300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Abydos, Troade
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 9 h.
Weight : 2,61 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête d’Apollon. Joli revers de toute beauté. Belle patine de collection ancienne avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse description : Aigle debout à gauche ; devant, dans le champ à gauche, un canthare, derrière une feuille de vigne.
Reverse legend : ABU// ANAXIKLHS.
Reverse translation : (d’Abydos/ Anaxiclès).


Exemplaire parfaitement centré et complet des deux côtés.

Historical background


(Fourth century BC)

Abydos, located on the Hellespont, opposite Sestos, was a colony of Miletus. The city is believed to have been a central issue very early in the late sixth century BC At the end of the first war Macédonnienne, Abydos was declared a free city (Livy XXXIII. 30). But in fact, this is certainly after the peace of Apamea in 188 BC Abydos as other cities of Asia Minor became independent. Abydos retains some importance under Roman rule because of its geographical position at the entrance of the Straits.

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