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Live auction - bgr_525823 - TROAS - NEANDRIA Obole

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Estimate : 480 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 29 October 2019 14:18:08
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 legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite.


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


Divisionnaire rare, surtout dans cet état de conservation.

Historical background


(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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