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Magnesia ad Meandrum, Ionia

Magnesia ad Maeandrum was an inland city of Ionia, located on a small tributary of the Maeander River about 12 miles southeast of Ephesus.

Magnesia ad Meandrum, Ionia, c. 350 - 190 B.C.

|Magnesia| |ad| |Meandrum|, |Magnesia| |ad| |Meandrum,| |Ionia,| |c.| |350| |-| |190| |B.C.|, |AE| |11|
Magnesia ad Maeandrum was an inland city of Ionia, located on a small tributary of the Maeander River about 12 miles southeast of Ephesus.
GB89330. Bronze AE 11, cf. BMC Ionia, 160, 17 - 18; SNG Cop 802; SNGvA 7920; SNG Munchen 593; SNG Kayhan 408, aVF, dark green-brown patina, some roughness , weight 1.288 g, maximum diameter 11.0 mm, die axis 0o, Magnesia ad Meandrum (near Tekin, Turkey) mint, c. 350 - 190 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo left, hair rolled; reverse forepart of rushing bull right, MAΓ above, meander pattern at truncation, magistrate name(?) behind; ex CNG e-auction 400 (28 Jun 2017), lot 212; $95.00 SALE |PRICE| $85.50
 


Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, c. 350 - 190 B.C.

|Magnesia| |ad| |Meandrum|, |Magnesia| |ad| |Maeandrum,| |Ionia,| |c.| |350| |-| |190| |B.C.|, |AE| |13|
Magnesia ad Maeandrum was an inland city of Ionia, located on a small tributary of the Maeander River about 12 miles southeast of Ephesus. "..the temple of Artemis Leukophryene, which in the size of its shrine and in the number of its votive offerings is inferior to the temple at Ephesos, but in the harmony and skill shown in the structure of the sacred enclosure is far superior to it. And in size it surpasses all the sacred enclosures in Asia except two, that at Ephesos (to Artemis) and that at Didymoi (to Apollo)" -- Strabo, Geography 14. 1. 40.
GB91735. Bronze AE 13, cf. BMC Ionia p. 161, 26 (same magistrate, AE16, meander border); SNG Cop 815 (same); SNGvA -; SNG Munchen -; SNG Tübingen -, VF, green patina, minor encrustations, obverse a little off center, weight 2.214 g, maximum diameter 12.8 mm, die axis 0o, Magnesia ad Maeandrum (near Tekin, Turkey) mint, c. 350 - 190 B.C.; obverse armed horseman in chlamys prancing right, holding couched spear; reverse humped bull butting left, MAΓN above, KY∆POKΛHΣ (magistrate) below; $60.00 SALE |PRICE| $54.00
 


Magnesia ad Meandrum, Ionia, c. 350 - 190 B.C.

|Magnesia| |ad| |Meandrum|, |Magnesia| |ad| |Meandrum,| |Ionia,| |c.| |350| |-| |190| |B.C.|, |AE| |14|
Magnesia ad Maeandrum was an inland city of Ionia, located on a small tributary of the Maeander River about 12 miles southeast of Ephesus. "..the temple of Artemis Leukophryene, which in the size of its shrine and in the number of its votive offerings is inferior to the temple at Ephesos, but in the harmony and skill shown in the structure of the sacred enclosure is far superior to it. And in size it surpasses all the sacred enclosures in Asia except two, that at Ephesos (to Artemis) and that at Didymoi (to Apollo)" -- Strabo, Geography 14. 1. 40.
GB89276. Bronze AE 14, SNG Cop 804; cf. BMC Ionia, 160, 17 - 18 (magistrate name illegible or off flan); SNGvA 7920 (same); SNG Tüb -, SNG Kayhan, aVF, pitting, reverse rough, weight 2.197 g, maximum diameter 14.1 mm, die axis 30o, Magnesia ad Maeandrum (near Tekin, Turkey) mint, c. 350 - 190 B.C.; obverse laureate head of Apollo left, hair rolled; reverse forepart of rushing bull right, meander pattern behind truncation, MAΓ above, ∆HMHTPIOΣ (magistrate) below; $3.27 (€3.01)







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