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bgr_262432 - TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM Unité

TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM Unité XF
110.00 €(Approx. 121.00$ | 92.40£)
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Type : Unité
Date: c. 100-80 AC.
Mint name / Town : Panticapée, Chersonèse Taurique
Metal : copper
Diameter : 18,00 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 6,10 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un petit flan épais bien centré des deux côtés. Portrait particulier d’Apollon avec une strie sur le visage. Très joli revers avec l’ethnique complet. Patine marron foncé
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock de la maison Platt (1995) et de la collection du Dr.Charles Haas

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête laurée d’Apollon à droite, les cheveux longs tombant sur la nuque.

Reverse


Reverse description : Arc et carquois.
Reverse legend : PANTIKA/PAITWN.
Reverse translation : (de Panticapée).

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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