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Miletos, Ionia, c. Late 6th Century B.C.
Before the Persian invasion in the middle of the 6th century B.C., Miletus was the greatest and wealthiest of Greek cities and had a maritime empire with many colonies. After Cyrus of Persia defeated Croesus of Lydia in the middle of the 6th century B.C., Miletus fell under Persian rule.
GA91520. Silver 1/12 stater, SNG Kayhan 476; SNGvA 2080; SNG Cop 944; SNG MŁnchen 707; SNG Keckman 273; BMC Ionia p 185, 22; Klein 424; SGCV II 3532, VF, old collection toning, obverse off center, Miletos (near Balat, Turkey) mint, weight 0.610g, maximum diameter 10.4mm, c. late 6th century B.C.; obverse forepart of lion right, head turned back left; reverse ornamental pattern in incuse square; from the Maxwell Hunt Collection, ex Collectors Research (Montreal, Canada); SOLD
Catalog current as of Sunday, August 25, 2019.
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