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Live auction - bgr_829718 - CILICIA - NAGIDOS Statère

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Type : Statère
Date: c. 375-365 AC.
Mint name / Town : Cilicie, Nagidos
Metal : silver
Diameter : 23 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 10,30 g.
Rarity : R2
Coments on the condition:
Monnaie centrée. Jolie représentation du droit. Revers agréable. Patine grise


Obverse legend : ANÉPIGRAPHE.
Obverse description : Aphrodite, drapée, assise à gauche ; elle est couronnée par Éros, nu et ailé debout derrière sur un cippe.


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 : NAGI/DEWN/ N.
Reverse translation : (de Nagidos).

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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