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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Aeolis| > GS94116
Kyme, Aiolis, c. 480 - 450 B.C.
|Aeolis|, |Kyme,| |Aiolis,| |c.| |480| |-| |450| |B.C.|, Cyme, one of the oldest Aeolian cities, was probably a colony of Cyme in Euboea, though according to tradition it was founded by the Amazon Kyme. Its large capable port was a valuable maritime asset to the Persian Empire, contributing ships to Dareios in 512 B.C. and to Xerxes in 480 B.C. After the Battle of Salamis, the remnants of Xerxes' fleet wintered at Cyme. After Persia, Aeolis was held successively by the Macedonians, Seleucids, Pergamenes, Romans, Byzantine, and Ottomans.
GS94116. Silver hemiobol, cf. SNG Kayhan 84; SNG Cop 31; SNGvA 1623; BMC Troas p. 105, 10 ff.; Klein 333; Rosen 538, aVF, etched surfaces, scratches, Kyme (near Nemrut Limani, Turkey) mint, weight 0.280g, maximum diameter 7.0mm, c. 480 - 450 B.C.; obverse eagle head left, KY or no ethnic; reverse irregular square incuse; $80.00




  







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