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Live auction - bgr_464411 - TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM Unité

TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM Unité MS
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bgr_464411
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 310 -304/303 AC.
Mint name / Town : Panticapée, Chersonèse Taurique
Metal : copper
Diameter : 22 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 8,38 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire de qualité exceptionnelle pour ce type de monnayage. Portrait de toute beauté. Revers magnifique, finement détaillé. Très jolie patine vert foncé. Conserve l’intégralité de son brillant de frappe et de son coupant d’origine
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête barbue de Silène (Satyre) à droite, couronnée de feuilles de vigne.

Reverse


Reverse description : Protomé de griffon à gauche ; au-dessous, un esturgeon à gauche.
Reverse legend : P/A/N.

Commentary


Exemplaire de très beau style.

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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