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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Ionia| > |Magnesia ad Meandrum| > GS96001
Magnesia ad Maeandrum, Ionia, c. 350 - 190 B.C.
|Magnesia| |ad| |Meandrum|, |Magnesia| |ad| |Maeandrum,| |Ionia,| |c.| |350| |-| |190| |B.C.|, NEWMagnesia 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.
GS96001. Silver hemidrachm, cf. SNG Cop 819; BMC Ionia p. 159, 8 - 13 (various magistrates), Fair, dark cabinet tone, small flan, Magnesia ad Maeandrum (near Tekin, Turkey) mint, weight 1.255g, maximum diameter 11.9mm, die axis 0o, c. 350 - 190 B.C.; obverse Cavalryman on horseback prancing right, wearing helmet, cuirass, and chlamys flying behind, holding couched spear in right hand, reins in left hand; reverse humped bull butting left, MAΓN above, stalk of grain right, maeander pattern below, magistrate's name (obscure) in exergue; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $50.00 SALE |PRICE| $45.00











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