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Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Ionia| > |Magnesia ad Meandrum| > GB91735
Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, c. 350 - 190 B.C.
Magnesia ad Maeandrum was an inland city of Ionia, located on a small tributary of the Maeander River about 12 miles southeast of Ephesus. "..the temple of Artemis Leukophryene, which in the size of its shrine and in the number of its votive offerings is inferior to the temple at Ephesos, but in the harmony and skill shown in the structure of the sacred enclosure is far superior to it. And in size it surpasses all the sacred enclosures in Asia except two, that at Ephesos (to Artemis) and that at Didymoi (to Apollo)" -- Strabo, Geography 14. 1. 40.
GB91735. Bronze AE 13, cf. BMC Ionia p. 161, 26 (same magistrate, AE16, meander border); SNG Cop 815 (same); SNGvA -; SNG München -; SNG Tübingen -, VF, green patina, minor encrustations, obverse a little off center, Magnesia ad Maeandrum (near Tekin, Turkey) mint, weight 2.214g, maximum diameter 12.8mm, die axis 0o, c. 350 - 190 B.C.; obverse armed horseman in chlamys prancing right, holding couched spear; reverse humped bull butting left, MAΓN above, KY∆POKΛHΣ (magistrate) below; $70.00










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