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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Aeolis| > SH35586
Kyme, Aeolis, 165 - 140 B.C.
In Greek mythology, the Amazons were a nation of all-female warriors Herodotus placed them in a region bordering Scythia in Sarmatia (modern territory of Ukraine). Other historiographers place them in Asia Minor or Libya.
SH35586. Silver stephanophoric tetradrachm, BMC Troas p. 111, 74; SNG Cop 104, EF, Kyme (near Nemrut Limani, Turkey) mint, weight 16.781g, maximum diameter 31.4mm, die axis 0o, obverse head of Amazon Kyme right, wearing taenia; reverse horse walking right, oinochoe below raised left foreleg, KYMAIΩN downward on right, MHTPOΦANHΣ (magistrate) in exergue, all in laurel wreath tied at the bottom; light toning, ex CNG 75, 346; SOLD

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