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Live auction - bgr_686684 - TROAS - TENEDOS Drachme

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Estimate : 950 €
Price : 730 €
Maximum bid : 730 €
End of the sale : 07 September 2021 14:30:20
bidders : 4 bidders
Type : Drachme
Date: c. 420-387 AC.
Mint name / Town : Ténédos, Troade
Metal : silver
Diameter : 17,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,42 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie sur un flan bien centré, fissuré à 5h. Très joli revers ainsi qu’un portrait agréable. Patine grise de collection


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête janiforme de Philomène à gauche et de Ténès barbue à droite.


Reverse description : Double hache ou bipenne (labrys) ; petite amphore dans le champ inférieur droit et grappe de raisin dans le champ à gauche.
Reverse legend : TEN/ED/I/ON.


Sur cet exemplaire, les visages sont inversés par rapport à la position normale. Pour ce type, E. Babelon dans le Traité, II, col. 1307-1308 avait recensé huit variétés différentes.

Historical background

Troy - Bozcaada

(Fifth century BC)

Tenedos was a city-state on an island southwest of Troy (Troy). The city was famous for its beautiful women. The mint is abundant in classical and Hellenistic periods.

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