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Electronic Auction 523

Lot nuber 310

PAPHLAGONIA, Amastris. 2nd Century AD. Æ (18.5mm, 3.62 g, 1h).

Electronic Auction 523
Lot: 310.
 Estimated: $ 150

Roman Provincial, Bronze

Sold For $ 1 600. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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PAPHLAGONIA, Amastris. 2nd Century AD. Æ (18.5mm, 3.62 g, 1h). OMHPOΣ AMAΣTPIA, draped bust of Homer right, wearing taenia / AMACTPI ANΩN, winged caduceus between crossed cornucopiae. Dalaison, Monnayages –; RG –; RPC –; SNG von Aulock 160; otherwise unpublished. Green-brown patina, roughness. Good Fine.

Extremely rare.

Several cities in northern Asia Minor claim the honor of being the birthplace of the famous poet Homer, placing his name and image on their coins. But Amastris seems one of the likelier candidates and is named specifically in the Illiad by the author.

Closing Date and Time: 7 September 2022 at 11:43:00 ET.

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