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Live auction - bgr_638350 - PAMPHYLIA - ASPENDOS Drachme

PAMPHYLIA - ASPENDOS Drachme XF
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Type : Drachme
Date: c. 425-375 AC.
Mint name / Town : Aspendos
Metal : silver
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 11 h.
Weight : 4,89 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie légèrement décentrée au droit. Joli sanglier au revers. Fine usure régulière. Patine grise
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse description : Cavalier (Mopsos) galopant à droite, brandissant une lance.

Reverse


Reverse description : Sanglier passant à gauche.
Reverse legend : ESTIEDIIUZ.
Reverse translation : (Aspendos).

Commentary


Au droit contremarque.

Historical background


Pamphylia - ASPENDOS

(Ve - fourth century BC)

Aspendos, located 12 kilometers from the summit of the Eurymedon was a great business location and had a large port on the coast. Aspendos remained loyal to the Persians until the arrival of Alexander the Great and resisted him before being taken in 333 BC Aspendos belonged to the kingdom of Pergamum between 189 and 133 BC.

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