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   View Categories Home > Catalog > |Greek Coins| > |Geographic - All Periods| > |Anatolia| > |Aeolis| > SH96005
Kyme, Aeolis, 165 - 140 B.C.
|Aeolis|, |Kyme,| |Aeolis,| |165| |-| |140| |B.C.|, In Greek mythology, the Amazons were a nation of all-female warriors Herodotus placed them in a region bordering Scythia in Sarmatia (modern territory of Ukraine). Other historiographers place them in Asia Minor or Libya.
SH96005. Silver stephanophoric tetradrachm, SNGvA 1636; SNG Cop 103; BMC Troas p. 111, 73; Weber 5502, VF, attractive style, centered on a broad flan, toned, porous slightly rough surfaces, Kyme (near Nemrut Limani, Turkey) mint, weight 16.286g, maximum diameter 32.1mm, die axis 0o, 165 - 140 B.C.; obverse head of Amazon Kyme right, wearing taenia; reverse horse walking right, oinochoe below raised left foreleg, KYMAIΩN downward on right, KAΛΛIAΣ (magistrate) in exergue, all in laurel wreath tied at the bottom; from the Errett Bishop Collection; $900.00











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