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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Ionia| > |Teos| > GA95885
Teos, Ionia, c. 540 - 478 B.C.
|Teos|, |Teos,| |Ionia,| |c.| |540| |-| |478| |B.C.|, Teos was a flourishing seaport until about 540 B.C., when the Persian emperor Cyrus the Great invaded Lydia and Ionia. The town survived but most of the citizens fled to the newly founded colonies of Abdera and Phanagoria. Under the Roman Empire, the town was noted for its wine, a theater and its Temple of Dionysus. The site is now farmland.
GA95885. Silver trihemitartemorion, Balcer group LXXIV, 73 ff.; SNG Tübingen 3250; Rosen 603; SNG Cop supp. 339, VF, toned, tight flan, reverse die wear, Teos (near Sigacik, Turkey) mint, weight 0.285g, maximum diameter 6.4mm, die axis 0o, c. 540 - 478 B.C.; obverse griffin head right; reverse quadripartite incuse square, rough; $90.00




  







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