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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Greek Imperial| > |Thrace| > CM89992
Augustus, 16 January 27 B.C. - 19 August 14 A.D., Sestos, Thracian Chersonesos
Sestos was an ancient town of the Thracian Chersonesos, the modern Gallipoli peninsula in European Turkey. Situated on the Hellespont opposite Abydos, it was an Aeolian colony, founded by settlers from Lesbos, and the home of Hero in the legend of Hero and Leander.
CM89992. Bronze AE 18, RPC I 1740 (2 spec.; RPC online 6 spec., 2 with c/m), Varbanov III 2967 (R7); c/m: Howqego 460 (1 spec., same coin type, same placement), VF, tight flan, reverse a bit flattened opposite countermark, Sestos mint, weight 3.485g, maximum diameter 17.6mm, die axis 0o, obverse CEBACTOY, bare head right, countermark: six pointed star in a 7mm round punch; reverse CHCTI, lyre; very rare; $180.00




  







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