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bgr_591832 - TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM Demi-unité

TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM Demi-unité XF/VF
150.00 €(Approx. 175.50$ | 129.00£)
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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


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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