£6,720 – £7,590
Authentic silver tetradrachm coin of Kyme minted circa 155-143 B.C. set in 18K yellow gold with citrine, amethyst, swiss topaz, garnet, peridot, sky topaz and rhodolite bullet cabochons.
Handmade in Rome.
Kyme was the the most important of twelve cities in Aeolis, the other cities being: Kyme, Larissa, Neonteichus, Temnus, Cilla, Notium, Aegioressa, Pitane, Aegaeae, Myrina , Smyrna and Gryneia. Located on the coast of modern-day Turkey it was a port city with significant trade. Kyme produced regular coinage from 350 BC until it fell under the Roman Empire in 133 BC. Undoubtedly its most famous coinage are the beautiful wreathed silver tetradrachms which feature Kyme the Amazon on the obverse and a horse within a wreath on the reverse. Also on the reverse is the name of the ruling magistrate. Twelve such magistrates have been identified.
- Ancient silver coin
- 18K Yellow Gold
- Swiss Topaz
- Sky Topaz
- Due to the unique process of hand carving coins in ancient times, there may be a few stylistic differences from the image shown.
- This piece is provided with a certificate of authenticity.
- Coin Ø 30mm – 32mm
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Depicted on Coin
Obverse: Diademed head of the Amazon Kyme facing right.
Reverse: KYMAIΩN – ΣTPATΩN, horse prancing right, cup below raised foreleg, all within a laurel wreath.
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