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2nd-1st Century BC Cyme Aeolis AE15 Coin VF NGC Artemis One-Handled Cup LK-398


2nd-1st Century BC Cyme Aeolis AE15 Coin VF NGC Artemis One-Handled Cup LK-398

  • 2nd-1st Century BC Cyme Aeolis AE15 coin
    • Cyme (modern Nemrut) was an Aeolian city in Aeolis (Asia Minor) close to the kingdom of Lydia; the Aeolians regarded Cyme as the largest and most important of their twelve cities, which were located on the coastline of Asia Minor (modern-day Turkey)
  • Obverse features a bust of Artemis with bow and quiver, facing right
    • In the classical period of Greek mythology, Artemis was often described as the daughter of Zeus and Leto, and the twin sister of Apollo
    • She was the Hellenic goddess of the hunt, wild animals, wilderness, childbirth, virginity and protector of young girls, bringing and relieving disease in women; she often was depicted as a huntress carrying a bow and arrows
  • Reverse depicts a one-handled cup
  • Struck from copper or bronze
  • Diameter: 15 mm (at widest point)
  • Weight: 4.15 grams
  • Slabbed by NGC with the title "AEOLIS, CYME  //  2nd-1st Centuries BC  //  AE15 (4.15g)  //  obv Artemis w/bow,quiver  //  rv one-handled cup"
  • Condition: Graded as Very Fine (VF) by NGC
  • NGC comments: Strike 5/5, Surface 2/5
  • NGC certification number: 3895198-004
  • Catalog number: Lindgren&Kovacs#398

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JBC 12/3/14