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E-auction 15-3783 - CILICIA - NAGIDOS Obole

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Estimate : 175 €
Price : 105 €
Maximum bid : 106 €
End of the sale : 29 July 2013 15:01:30
bidders : 6 bidders
Type : Obole 
Date : c. 400-380 AC. 
Mint name / Town : Cilicie, Nagidos 
Metal : silver 
Diameter : 9,50  mm
Orientation dies : 3  h.
Weight : 0,64  g.
Rarity : R2 
Coments on the condition : Exemplaire sur un petit flan un peu court, en particulier sous le buste de Dionysos, bien centré des deux côtés. Très beaux portraits. Jolie patine grise superficielle avec des reflets dorés 
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Historical background
Obverse legend : Anépigraphe .
Obverse description : Tête barbue de Pan à droite avec les oreilles de Faune, les cheveux longs tirés en arrière ; grènetis circulaire .
Reverse legend : NA[GI] .
Reverse description : Tête barbue de Dionysos à droite ; grènetis circulaire .
Reverse translation : (Nagidos) .
Poids très léger. Flan échancré
Ce type d’obole ou douzième de statère d’étalon persique semble beaucoup plus rare. L’attribution à Nagidos repose sur l’inscription placée devant la tête barbue de Dionysos.


(Fourth century BC)

Nagidos was located on the Cilician coast about forty kilometers west of Célendéris. Founded by the Samians, it experienced a significant economic development from the late fifth century BC The protective gods of the city were Dionysus and Aphrodite, recalling the Greek origin of the city, without oriental contribution to departure. Pharnabazes single currency seems to have beaten Nagidos. Coinage stops at the Macedonian conquest in 333 BC.