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Estimate: 200 EUR   |   Starting price: 120 EUR Price realized: 315 EUR
GRIECHISCHE MÜNZEN
KÖNIGREICH PAPHLAGONIEN
PYLAEMENES (130 v. Chr.)
Bronze. Büste des Herakles mit Löwenfell um Schulter und Keule nach rechts. Rs: BAΣIΛEΩΣ - ΠΥΛAIMENOΥ EΥEΡΓETOΥ, Nike mit Kranz und Palmzweig nach links. SNG BM 1550, SNG Copenhagen 321, SNG Aulock 148.. 5,39g. Justierspuren, schöne schwarze Patina, vorzüglich/fast vorzüglich. The name Pylaemenes is closely connected to Paphlagonia and its royal dynasty. In greek mythology for example, Homer mentions a certain Pylaemenes as king of the Eneti tribe of Paphlagonia (Homer, Iliad, 2.852-2, "And the Paphlagonians Pylaemenes of the stout heart led from the land of the Eneti, from which is the race of wild she-mules"). He led his Paphlagonian forces to the Trojan War, as a Trojan ally. Pylaemenes was killed in battle by Menelaus of Sparta.

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