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bgr_513661 - TROAS - SIGEION Huitième d’unité

TROAS - SIGEION Huitième d’unité AU
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Price : 150.00 €
Type : Huitième d’unité
Date: c. 350 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sigée, Troade
Metal : copper
Diameter : 10 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,89 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très belle tête d’Athéna. Joli revers. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête casquée d’Athéna à droite, coiffée du casque attique.

Reverse


Reverse description : Légende dans un croissant.
Reverse legend : S-I/G-E.

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


Troy - EMIS

(Fourth century BC)

Sigeum was located near a promontory at the entrance of the Hellespont. This place was supposed to have hosted the tomb of Achilles. Colony wind, it was often disputed between Athens and Mytilene. Sigeum Hippias received after leaving Athens. She joined the Delian League. Governed by Chares, Athenian general, the latter received Alexander the Great in the city during his visit in 334 BC.

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