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Miletos, Ionia, c. 313 - 290 B.C.
|Miletos was an ancient Greek city on the western coast of Anatolia, near the mouth of the Maeander River. Miletos, along with most of Anatolia, was taken from Persia by Alexander the Great in 334 B.C. Miletos' greatest wealth and splendor was reached during the Hellenistic era and Roman times. Its ruins are located near the modern town of Balat in Aydin Province, Turkey. The symbols found on coins of Miletos include the lion, a star, and Apollo. The star may represent the Sun in association with Apollo.|
GB88993. Bronze AE 17, Deppert-Lippitz
375 - 377; BMC Ionia
p. 196, 121 var. (magistrate), SNG Cop
974 var. (same), VF, dark patina
, scattered porosity
, scattered earthen deposits, Miletos (near Balat, Turkey) mint, weight
3.987g, maximum diameter
17.1mm, die axis
, c. 313 - 290 B.C.; obverse
right; reverse lion
standing right, looking back at star
above, BATTAPOΣ (magistrate) in exergue
; ex Munz Zentrum Rheinland; rare
Catalog current as of Thursday, May 23, 2019.
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