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E-auction 558-491895 - bgr_880820 - TROAS - ASSOS Demi-unité

TROAS - ASSOS Demi-unité VF
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Estimate : 90 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 19 €
End of the sale : 25 December 2023 14:05:20
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 320-241 AC.
Mint name / Town : Assos, Troade
Metal : copper
Diameter : 10,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 1,27 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Usure régulière. Joli griffon. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée d’Athéna à gauche, coiffée du casque attique avec cimier orné d’une feuille d’olivier.


Reverse description : Griffon bondissant à gauche.
Reverse legend : ASSI.


Il faut abaisser la chronologie de ce type de bronze qui était précédemment daté depuis 400 avant J.-C..

Historical background


(5th - 3rd century BC)

The city of Assos was located on the Gulf of Adramytion west of Antandros, opposite the island of Lesbos. Founded in the 7th century by lesbian settlers, it successively came under Lydian and then Persian domination. After the Persian Wars, it joined the Delos League and became a tributary of Athens. The city reached its peak in the 4th century BC under the direction of Eubulus, then of the philosopher Hermias, who brought Aristotle there in 347 BC. The city was incorporated into the kingdom of Pergamum in 241 BC before becoming part of the province of Asia after 133 BC.

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