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Lot 426





Estimate: 2'000 EUR   |   Starting price: 1'200 EUR Price realized: 2'600 EUR
RÖMISCHE MÜNZEN
KAISERZEIT
MAXIMINUS THRAX (235 - 238)
Sardeis in Lydien
Bronzemedaillon. AVT · K · IOU · OVHP · - MA[XIMЄINOC CЄB]. Drapierte Portraitbüste des Maximinus Thrax mit Lorbeerkranz nach rechts. Rs: ЄPI CЄP MЄNЄCTPATIANO[V AΡX A] CAPΔIAN[ΩN ΔIC] - NЄWKOR[WN]. Herakles zieht ein Opferrind auf den mit Karyatiden und Reliefbändern geschmückten Altar des Zeus Lydios zu. Auf dem Altar ein loderndes Opferfeuer. Auf der anderen Seite des Altar Zeus Lydios auf Rundbasis stehend, in seiner vorgestreckten Rechten Patera haltend, hinter ihm Baum. Wohl unediert. There are some coins of Sardes which hint at sacrificing to Zeus Lydios. On the territory of the city of Sardes there must have been a famous sanctuary with a huge altar and a statue of this important Lydian and Phrygian god. We can learn from the reverse that Herakles is likely to have introduced to offer a sacrifice to his father. Sardian coins from the times of Maximinus (235-238) are rare; this wonderful medaillon is a unicum. We know only one other medaillon with the same scenery from the reign of the Philippi, preserved in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (M.J. Price – B.L. Trell, Coins and Their cities. Architecture on the ancient coins of Greece, Rome, and Palestine, London 1977, 139). 32,77g. Sehr selten. Rechte Seite absichtlich eradiert, sonst sehr schön/fast vorzüglich. There are some coins of Sardes which hint at sacrificing to Zeus Lydios. On the territory of the city of Sardes there must have been a famous sanctuary with a huge altar and a statue of this important Lydian and Phrygian god. We can learn from the reverse that Herakles is likely to have introduced to offer a sacrifice to his father. Sardian coins from the times of Maximinus (235-238) are rare; this wonderful medaillon is a unicum. We know only one other medaillon with the same scenery from the reign of the Philippi, preserved in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston (M.J. Price – B.L. Trell, Coins and Their cities. Architecture on the ancient coins of Greece, Rome, and Palestine, London 1977, 139).

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