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E-auction 575-521482 - bgr_873836 - TROAS - SKEPSIS Demi-unité

TROAS - SKEPSIS Demi-unité AU
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Estimate : 250 €
Price : 107 €
Maximum bid : 107 €
End of the sale : 22 April 2024 14:05:40
bidders : 13 bidders
Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 400-350 AC
Mint name / Town : Skepsis, Troade
Metal : copper
Diameter : 9 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 0,79 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Superbe exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Magnifique Pégase finement détaillé. Palmier bien venu à la frappe. Belle patine noire
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : protomé de cheval ailé (Pégase) à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Sapin à six branches dans un carré creux linéaire.

Commentary


Est la plus petite division pour la période. Semble plus rare que ne le laissent supposer les ouvrages généraux.

Historical background


TROAS - SKEPSIS

(5th - 4th century BC).

Scepsis located on the Scamandre about thirty kilometers from the city of Scamandre, was a city in the heart of the Troad. The city was abandoned in 310 BC to found Antigoneia. After the battle of Ipsos and the death of Antigone, Lysimachus gave it the name of Alexandreia. He authorized before the end of his reign, the inhabitants who wished to return to their city of origin.

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