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Research Coins: Feature Auction

 
590430
Sale: Triton V, Lot: 430. Estimate $200. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 16 January 2002. 
Sold For $230. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

MYSIA, Adramyteon . Circa 2nd Century BC. Æ 12mm (1.72 gm). Laureate, three-quarter facing head of Zeus, slightly right / AÐPA-M-Y, eagle standing left on rock; grain ear before. SNG Copenhagen -; BMC Mysia -; SNG von Aulock -; Laffaille -; Weber 4949. Good VF, black patina. Rare. ($200)

The city is said to have been named after its founder, Adramys (also Adromos, Adromon or Adromus), notable for being a brother of king Kroisos of Lydia.