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Live auction - bgr_504905 - TROAS - NEANDRIA Obole

TROAS - NEANDRIA Obole AU
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Estimate : 480 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 30 October 2018 14:10:10
Type : Obole
Date: c. 400-350
Mint name / Town : Néandria, Troade
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9 mm
Orientation dies : 3 h.
Weight : 0,66 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier bien centré. Belle tête d’Apollon. Revers de style fin. Patine de collection ancienne
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite.

Reverse


Reverse legend : NEA/N.
Reverse description : Bélier debout à droite dans les restes d’un carré creux.
Reverse translation : (Néandria).

Commentary


Divisionnaire rare, surtout dans cet état de conservation.

Historical background


Troy - NÉANDRIA

(Fourth century BC)

Néandria, located in the hinterland of Mount Chigri was located near Colonus. Alexandria Troas was founded in 310 BC by Antigonus with a contribution of people from Cebren, Colone, Hamaxitus, Neandreia and Scepsis. The city was renamed Alexandreia in 300 BC after the battle of Ipsos Lysimachus in memory of the great conqueror..

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