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Live auction - bgr_873830 - TROAS - ASSOS Drachme

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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 500-450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Assos, Troade
Metal : silver
Diameter : 14,5 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 3,82 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Monnaie quasi SUP. Griffon bien venu à la frappe, finement détaillé. Patine gris foncé
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Griffon assis à gauche, levant l’antérieur droit.


Reverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Reverse description : Tête de lion à droite dans un carré creux.


Type rare que nous présentons pour la première fois à la vente et dans un très bel état de conservation ! .

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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