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bgr_549728 - TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM Unité

TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM Unité AU
395.00 €(Approx. 438.45$ | 327.85£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 310 -304/303 AC.
Mint name / Town : Panticapée, Chersonèse Taurique
Metal : copper
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,69 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire, bien centré. Joli portrait au droit. Revers bien détaillé et bien venu à la frappe. Patine marron, légèrement tachée au droit
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.

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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