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bgr_912396 - TROAS - BIRYTIS Quart d’unité

TROAS - BIRYTIS Quart d’unité AU
150.00 €(Approx. 160.50$ | 127.50£)
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Type : Quart d’unité
Date: c. 350-300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Birytis, Troade
Metal : copper
Diameter : 11 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 1,27 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Très beau portrait, bien venu à la frappe. Patine foncée
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Exemplaire provenant de la collection P.-R. B

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe de Kabeiros (Cabire) à gauche, coiffé du pilos (pileus) surmonté de deux étoiles à huit rais.

Reverse


Reverse description : Massue dans une couronne d’olivier.
Reverse legend : B-I/R-U.

Historical background


TROAS - BIRYTIS

(4th century BC)

We know nothing about this city, which has now disappeared, apart from the fact that a coinage is attested in the 4th century BC. But it was perhaps located not far from Gargara on the Gulf of Adramytion.

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