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bgr_686156 - TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM Unité

TAURIC CHERSONESE - PANTICAPEUM Unité AU
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Price : 500.00 €
Type : Unité
Date: c. 340-325 AC.
Mint name / Town : Panticapée, Chersonèse Taurique
Metal : copper
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 2 h.
Weight : 10,40 g.
Coments on the condition:
Bel exemplaire sur un flan bien centré des deux côtés. Très jolie tête de Silène. Patine marron
Catalogue references :

Obverse


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

Reverse


Reverse description : Arc et flèche.
Reverse legend : PANTI.
Reverse translation : (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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