CA503

AIOLIS, Kyme tetradrachm circa 150-145 AD, early style.

Roman silver coin, AIOLIS, Kyme tetradrachm circa 150-145 AD, early style.  Diademed head of the Amazon Kyme, foundress of the city r. Rev. KUMAIWN Horse standing right, left foreleg arched high in the air; below, eagle on thunderbolt and on exergual line, one-handled jug. In exergue, HRAKLEIDHS. The whole within oak-wreath.  Reference: SNG Copenhahen 105. Oakley 64 (this obverse die), Seaby 4183 VAR

Heracleidas was the only Cymean magistrate to add a subsidiary symbol, the eagle on thunderbolt, on his coinage. Oakley noted that the eagle was one of the civic symbols, found on earlier coinage of Cyme.

Condition:  Extremely Fine

Provenance: Private Chicago Collection 




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