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Lot 11

Estimate: 12'000 CHF   |   Starting price: 10'000 CHF Price realized: 16'000 CHF
Bithynie - Héraclée Pontique
Tétradrachme (390-360)
Probablement unique - Légère porosité du métal.
Exemplaire de la vente Gorny 190 du 11 octobre 2010, N°228
15.06g - SNG von Aulock manque - SNG British Museum manque cf. 1579sqq. (drachmes)
Superbe - CHOICE XF

Heraclea Pontica, on the coast of Bithynia at the mouth of the river Lycus, had been founded by the city of Megara in c. 560-558. Its name came from the Greek belief that Heracles had entered the underworld at a cave on the adjoining Archerusian promontory, and it became one of the most important harbors on the Black Sea coast. Oligarchs dominated the city in the fourth century BC, before being overthrown and replaced by a dynasty of tyrants founded by Klearchos (364-352 BC).

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