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E-auction 544-468586 - bgr_587143 - TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM Demi-unité

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Estimate : 100 €
Price : 26 €
Maximum bid : 28 €
End of the sale : 18 September 2023 14:00:00
bidders : 7 bidders
Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 250-200 AC
Mint name / Town : Panticapée
Metal : copper
Diameter : 16 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 3,18 g.
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale et irrégulier. Frappe un peu molle au droit. Joli revers bien venu à la frappe. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :


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


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


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

Historical background


(4th-1st century BC)

Founded in the 6th century BC, Panticapée (Kertch) was a colony of Miletus, located west of the Cimmerian Bosphorus. The head of the satyr Pan adorns the rights and constitutes a play on words with the name of the city according to the legend. In fact, it is Silene. Before being called Panticapée, the city would have borne the name of Apollonia. The coinage sometimes presents homotypes with the coinage of Apollonia Pontica. The region of Panticapée was famous for its immense reserves of gold immortalized by Herodotus (III, 116).

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