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Live auction - bgr_709321 - TROAS - ASSOS Obole

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Starting price : 90 €
Estimate : 150 €
Price : 90 €
Maximum bid : 90 €
End of the sale : 25 January 2022 14:14:55
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : Obole
Date: c. 480-450 AC.
Mint name / Town : Assos, Troade
Metal : silver
Diameter : 8,5 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 0,54 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Belle tête de lion. Usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


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


Reverse description : Tête de lion à droite, la gueule béante dans un carré creux.
Reverse legend : ASSOON.
Reverse translation : (D’Assos).


Ce type fait penser au monnayage de Téos (Ionie) pour le droit et de Cyzique (Mysie) pour le revers.

Historical background

Troas - Assos

(Ve - third century BC)

The city of Assos was located on the Gulf of Adramytion west of Antandros, opposite the island of Lesbos. Founded in the seventh century by settlers lesbians, it subsequently came under Lydian domination and Persian. After the Persian Wars, it adheres to the Delian League and Athens becomes dependent. The city reached its peak in the fourth century BC under the direction of Eubulus and philosopher Hermias, who was to come Aristotle in 347 BC The city was incorporated in the Kingdom of Pergamon in 241 BC before becoming part of the province of Asia after 133 BC.

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