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E-auction 371-283389 - TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM Demi-unité

TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM Demi-unité VF
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Estimate : 50 €
Price : 16 €
Maximum bid : 21 €
End of the sale : 25 May 2020 14:01:00
bidders : 5 bidders
Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 300-200 AC
Mint name / Town : Panticapée, Chersonèse Taurique
Metal : copper
Diameter : 15,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,61 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan irrégulier à l’usure importante,identifiable et lisible
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête imberbe de Pan à gauche, couronnée de feuilles de vigne.

Reverse


Reverse description : au-dessus, une flèche à droite surmontée d’un arc.
Reverse legend : PAN.

Commentary


Ce type de poids léger appartient aux émissions de poids réduit.

Historical background


Chersonesus Taurica - Panticapaeum

(Fourth-first century BC)

Founded in the sixth century BC, Panticapaeum (Kerch) was a colony of Miletus, located west of the Cimmerian Bosporus. The head of the satyr Pan adorns rights and is a pun on the name of the city according to the legend In fact, it is Silene. Before calling Panticapaeum, the city would have brought the name Apollonia. Mint sometimes presents homotypies with mint Apollonia Pontica. Region Panticapaeum was famous for its huge gold reserves immortalized by Herodotus (III, 116).

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