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bgr_591832 - TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM Demi-unité

TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM Demi-unité XF/VF
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Type : Demi-unité
Date: c. 250-200 AC
Mint name / Town : Panticapée, Chersonèse Taurique
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 4,06 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan large et mince. Importante contremarque au droit qui occupe une grande partie du champ et oblitère une partie du revers. Belle patine vert foncé
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête barbue de Poséidon à droite ; contremarque : tête barbue de Pan à droite.

Reverse


Reverse description : Proue de navire à gauche.
Reverse legend : PANTI.
Reverse translation : (Panticapée).

Commentary


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

Historical background


TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM

(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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