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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Aeolis| > GB81388
Kyme, Aiolis, c. 165 - 85 B.C.
|Aeolis|, |Kyme,| |Aiolis,| |c.| |165| |-| |85| |B.C.|, Cyme, one of the oldest Aeolian cities, was probably a colony of Cyme in Euboea, though according to tradition it was founded by the Amazon Kyme. Its large capable port was a valuable maritime asset to the Persian Empire, contributing ships to Dareios in 512 B.C. and to Xerxes in 480 B.C. After the Battle of Salamis, the remnants of Xerxes' fleet wintered at Cyme. After Persia, Aeolis was held successively by the Macedonians, Seleucids, Pergamenes, Romans, Byzantine, and Ottomans.
GB81388. Bronze AE 16, SNG Cop 108; SNGvA 1642; SNG Munchen 507; BMC Troas p. 113, 87; Klein 336; SGCV II 4193, VF, Kyme (near Nemrut Limani, Turkey) mint, weight 3.300g, maximum diameter 16.4mm, die axis 0o, c. 165 - 85 B.C.; obverse draped bust of Artemis right, bow and quiver on back; reverse Oinochoe (one-handled vase) between two laurel branches, KY above, I−Ω/I−Λ/O−Σ (Zoilos, magistrate) in three lines across inner field flanking vase; SOLD











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