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bgr_868318 - CILICIA - NAGIDOS Obole

CILICIA - NAGIDOS Obole AU
200.00 €(Approx. 216.00$ | 172.00£)
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Type : Obole
Date: c. 400-380 AC.
Mint name / Town : Nagidos, Cilicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 9,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,74 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Très bel exemplaire sur un flan idéalement centré des deux côtés. Jolis portraits, notamment au revers
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Tête d’Aphrodite à droite, les cheveux relevés ; symbole derrière la tête.

Reverse


Reverse description : Tête barbue de Dionysos à droite.
Reverse legend : NAGIDEWN.

Historical background


CILICIA - NAGIDOS

(4th century BC)

Nagidos was located on the Cilician coast about forty kilometers west of Célendéris. Founded by the Samians, it experienced significant economic development from the end of the 5th century BC. The protective gods of the city were Dionysos and Aphrodite, recalling the Greek origin of the city, without any oriental contribution at the start. Only Pharnabazes seems to have minted coins in Nagidos. The coinage stops at the time of the Macedonian conquest in 333 BC.

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