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Live auction - bgr_796153 - CILICIA - NAGIDOS Statère

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Estimate : 500 €
Price : 341 €
Maximum bid : 425 €
End of the sale : 24 January 2023 14:14:59
bidders : 3 bidders
Type : Statère
Date: c. 356-333 AC.
Mint name / Town : Nagidos, Cilicie
Metal : silver
Diameter : 25,5 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 9,88 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Des faiblesses. Jolie contremarque. Beau Dionysos, bien venu à la frappe. Patine grise
Catalogue references :


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Aphrodite, drapée, assise à gauche, tenant une patère de la main droite et couronnée par Éros volant à droite ; à l’exergue, une souris.


Reverse description : Dionysos Pogon barbu, avec une couronne de vigne, à demi-nu, tenant un cep avec une grappe de raisin de la main droite et un thyrse long de la main gauche.
Reverse legend : NAGIDEWN/ (WD) / A.
Reverse translation : (De Nagidos).


Contremarque au revers (taureau) et marque de démonétisation au revers.

Historical background


(Fourth century BC)

Nagidos was located on the Cilician coast about forty kilometers west of Célendéris. Founded by the Samians, it experienced a significant economic development from the late fifth century BC The protective gods of the city were Dionysus and Aphrodite, recalling the Greek origin of the city, without oriental contribution to departure. Pharnabazes single currency seems to have beaten Nagidos. Coinage stops at the Macedonian conquest in 333 BC.

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